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New plans over ghost ship scheme
US ghost fleet
The first of four ships arrived on Teesside in November 2003
A company which wants to scrap former US naval ships on Teesside has submitted an amended application.

Able UK wants to dismantle up to 13 so-called ghost ships at its facility in Graythorp, Hartlepool.

It applied to Hartlepool Council last October for hazardous substances consent to store a range of materials, including asbestos and acetylene.

The amended application covers changes to the quantity and range of substances to be stored and locations.

The consent is needed to allow the company to temporarily store some of the by-products related to its proposals to construct, repair, refurbish and decommission ships, vessels and other craft and to manufacture wind turbines before they are transferred for disposal.

Council planning officials are currently considering Able UK's proposals.

The public can inspect the amended application at Hartlepool Council's Bryan Hansen House offices until 21 August.

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