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Seabird Deaths 'Cannot Happen Again'

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8:01am 27th October 2013


There is a warning there must never be a repeat of the pollution that left thousands of birds dead on the Cornish coast.

Campaigners say it should never have been legal to dump chemicals at sea.

Ships are being banned from discharging PIB after the birds were caught in the sticky pollution.

Graham Watson, the Duchy's Euro MP, said: "We had the tragedy of some 4000 birds washed up on the coasts from Cornwall all the way to Dorset, it's been legal to wash it overboard from ships outside the 12 mile limit, and I'm delighted the International Maritime Organisation is going to put a stop to this.

"It floats under the water if it's washed overboard, seabirds inevitably get covered in it and they are unable to move and to function properly, they have to be specially looked after, individually treated, as you can imagine is a huge job."

8:01am 27th October 2013

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