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Vendée Globe: an Italian skipper overwhelmed by pollution from Point Nemo   

 

In the middle of the Vendée Globe, the skipper Giancarlo Pedote was dismayed by the pollution at Point Nemo on December 30th. In the Pacific Ocean, it is the maritime pole of inaccessibility: the most remote place of the land mass.

However, this isolation does not prevent it from suffering from pollution, on the contrary. Indeed, the place hosts the "cemetery of spaceships", as the Italian describes it. Due to the low risk of accidents, this is the return coordinate of end-of-life equipment, including satellites.

For Pedote, new technologies should make it possible to consider other solutions, in order to avoid contamination of the seabed. He proposes, for example, to send them to the deserts, where they could be collected.

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