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1972 Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Convention)

The London Convention is an international treaty that created a global system to protect the marine environment from pollution caused by ocean dumping. This Convention ensures that the few materials that are permitted for ocean disposal are carefully evaluated to make sure that they will not pose a danger to human health or the environment and that there are not more feasible alternatives for their reuse or disposal.

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