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MADRID, Spain -- Spain has offered to help Turkey deal with
hazardous waste seeping out of a ship that sank off Turkey's
Mediterranean coast, the government said. The ship's cargo had come
from a Spanish power plant.
"The Spanish government offers its full cooperation and states its
transparency to Turkey, an allied and a friend country," the
government said in a statement.
"Spain offers its help in the way it can be useful to the Turkish
authorities to manage the environmental crisis," it added.
The Spanish authorities propose to hold a meeting in Geneva,
Switzerland, and the immediate creation of a joint working group to
tackle the problem.
The statement also said a Spanish branch of the French cement
group Lafarge-Asland would be willing to send a technical delegation
Turkish authorities said 4,840 pounds of fly ash was mixing into
the sea after escaping from the Vietnam-flagged MV Ulla, which sank
recently off the port town of Iskenderun.
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