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Singapore classifies scrubbers' residue as toxic waste

Residue from scrubbers are be included on Singapore's official list of toxic industrial waste, warns the MPA. This means that shipping companies must pay to get rid of residue in the major port.

Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/Reuters/Darren Whiteside

(Corrected 05/21/2019. As previous version of the article stated that wash water from scrubbers had been classified as toxic waste).

The maritime authorities in Singapore have warned ship owners that residue from scrubbers are classified as toxic waste.

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