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mommiz

  71 months ago

Did you know luxury cruise ships dump stuff in the ocean?
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NABU recently singled out AIDA and TUI, two German-based cruise lines, for their harmful environmental impact. In one day alone, a ship generates 21,000 gallons of sewage, which is often dumped untreated three miles from shore, as well as one ton of garbage, 170,000 gallons of wastewater, 6,400 gallons of oily bilge water, and 25 pounds of batteries, fluorescent lights, medical wastes, and expired chemicals. What do you think this is doing to our ocean???
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kprezioso7

  70 months ago
This is horrible, I didn't know this.
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compoopie

  70 months ago
My mother told me about this, after she returned from a cruise decades ago.
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LindaOH

  70 months ago
I'm sure they do. That's why this planet won't be fit to live in in 50 years.
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ck_lisa2009

  70 months ago
I never knew that cruise lines were dumping batteries and lights and things into the water. They are destroying the beautiful marine life that lives in the oceans by doing that. I am sure that they could figure out a better way to dump there garbage once they get onto shore. I use to live in Florida and the cruise lines there would dump there garbage once they would dock at the port of there destinations. If a cruise line in Florida got caught dummping something into the oceans they would get a nice hefty fine.
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Lisa Benjamin

  70 months ago
I did not know that. There should be a way of getting rid of the batteries and stuff onshore. We aren't even supposed to throw ours in the regular garbage so what the heck do they think they are doing.....?!
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mygalsal

  70 months ago
That is terrible. I guess they have to dispose of it somehow but they should have a way of removing it from the ship in port and being disposed of properly.
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snickers440

  71 months ago
Oh that's disgusting. I wondered what they did with a lot of the stuff on them. My son once when he was little told me the train flushed out on the tracks. I didn't believe him so went in the bathroom, flushed the toilet and he was right! That was 27 years ago, not sure if it still is the same or not.
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phoebe100

  71 months ago
Many cruiselines have addressed this and are changing the ways they dispose of the trash they produce without dumping it at sea like this.
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Drago11

  71 months ago
Over the years I have spent time on in our oceans. Yes I've seen i9t with my own eyes. I agree it's never a good thing... What i do know is that Ocean is very,veru corrosive given time & sunlight. But things dumped still make thier way into the food & water supply. What really bothers me is Ive watched the dolphins following the cruise ships feeding just after the dump... >everywhere>the coast of South America/California/Japan/Mediterainian.
Grrrrrr....
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SLynS

  71 months ago
This just can't be a good thing...I did not know this would ever be allowed. That said, I don't know for sure what it is actually doing to the ocean. My opinion...it needs to stop!
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