MIAMI -- Oceana, a nonprofit environmental organization, said it
will end a 10-month campaign against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
after receiving a letter from the cruise company's CEO Richard Fain
that said RCCL plans to install advanced wastewater purification
A spokeswoman for RCCL said the company is committed to placing
advanced treatment systems onboard all of its ships -- once the
technology "proves environmentally and economically feasible." The
company has not given an installation date or said what systems it
would end up installing.
Oceana's campaign, which was levied solely against RCCL,
contended the line was dumping untreated sewage into the ocean -- a
charge that RCCL has denied -- and called for a boycott of the
cruise company until it installed the advanced wastewater
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