British company, Able UK Limited, has completed a deal with the Bush administration to bring dilapidated ex-US navy vessels to the UK for disposal.
Some of these ships are more than 40 years old and contain large amounts of highly toxic chemicals – such as PCBs and asbestos.
Friends of the Earth has already won an injunction to stop the break up of these ships pending further legal challenges.
But a number of them are already on their way – and will be in UK waters in a matter of days.
The UK Environment Agency has the power to turn them back – but we need your help to persuade them to do so.
For more infomation and to take action please go to: http://www.foe.co.uk/campaigns/waste/press_for_change/ghost_ships/ and ask the Environment Agency to stop the US Ghost fleet.