Risk analysis ordered by manufacturers finds pollution level from scrubbers "acceptable"

Even though some open-loop scrubbers release toxic substances into the ocean, the level of pollution is "acceptable", according to a new risk analysis carried out by consulting firm DHI on behalf of scrubber manufacturers.

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Discharge water from systems used in shipping to filter vessels' exhaust – also known as scrubbers – contains so few chemical and toxic substances that the level of pollution is "acceptable" after discharge water is released into the ocean after use.

This is the conclusion in a risk analysis carried out by consultant firm DHI on behalf of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA), which represents manufacturers of scrubber systems and their suppliers.

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