Отправлено 19 Январь 2006 - 20:25
London, Jan 18 -- A press report, dated today, states: The controversy over entry of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Clemenceau took a new turn, with Indian authorities asserting that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will inspect the vessel and if it is found to be containing hazardous waste it will not be allowed to enter Indian waters. The authorities have ordered the CPCB, Indian Maritime Organisation and Gujarat State Pollution Control Board to check whether the vessel has hazardous material and if found, the government would not allow it to touch Indian shores, Environment Minister A. Raja said at the Sixth Editors Conference on Social Issues. However, the matter would be decided by the Supreme Court and the government would abide by it, he added. The apex court has already set up a monitoring committee which was reviewing the matter and would submit its report to the apex court, on the basis of which a final decision would be taken by Jan 20. Regarding the controversy over the Egyptian Government reportedly getting documents from India, stating that the vessel had no hazardous substance, the minister said there was no question of giving a No Objection Certificate to the Clemenceau. The French government had informed that the vessel had no hazardous substance and if the Egyptian government has received any document then it must have come from the owner, which is the French Government, and the Indian company, Sriram, which is importing the vessel for breaking.