London Dumping Convention


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London Dumping Convention

Agreement (1975) controlling the dumping of waste from ships and aircraft. (Also called the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste and Other Matter.)
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43) For such materials, the EPA may issue emergency permits after consultation with the State Department with respect to the need to consult with parties to the London Dumping Convention which may be affected by the dumping.
At the other end of the scale, however, only 19 of the 64 parties to the 1972 London Dumping Convention reported on the number and types of dumping permits they issued in 1987, and only 13 of the 57 parties (representing only about 27 percent of the world's gross shipping tonnage) to the 1973 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution rom Ships, amended in 1978 (MARPOL 73/78) submitted reports summarizing violations and penalties they had imposed in 1989.
The measure was legally binding on all 64 nations that had signed the 20-year-old treaty known as the London Dumping Convention.
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