Monday, August 15, 2005

Tourist cruise ships contribute to river pollution

In an article discussing the pollution of the River Nile, Nile tourism is cited as a contributing factor: "Another problem is created by tourist cruises, floating houses and the river commercial fleet comprised of more than 3000 boats. Around 200 cruisers, 500 boats for passengers, 1600 boats for carrying commodities and 300 motor boats, in addition to 400 floating hotels, all throw their wastes directly into the river. Furthermore, all of these boats disperse a massive amount of oil into the water". See the article for more.

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