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Workers dismantling a ship without adequate protective equipment in Chattogram Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Shipping Firms Profit from Labor Abuse

Many European shipping companies are knowingly sending their end-of-life ships for scrap in dangerous and polluting yards in Bangladesh. A new report finds that Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards often take shortcuts on safety measures, dump toxic waste, and deny workers living wages.

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