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Sri Lanka Shoreline Coated in Plastic Debris from Sinking, Burning Cargo Ship

HeadlineJun 02, 2021

Sri Lanka is facing a major environmental disaster as a burning cargo ship carrying chemicals sinks off its west coast, spewing tons of possibly toxic plastic debris onto its coastline. Authorities have been battling the fire since it erupted on May 20. Scientists warn wildlife and sensitive ecosystems are at risk as far away as the other end of the island nation.

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