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Salvaging the Costa Concordia


Costa Concordia disaster (BBC Video)

The Costa Concordia ran aground with about 4,200 people on board on Friday.

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More than 20 are still missing but the search for survivors has been halted.

Now, questions are being asked about the potential environmental impact.

The Costa Concordia is a large ship equipped with tanks full of fuel. It is aground off an island in a sea fringed with natural protected areas. Whether the vessel can be saved is uncertain.

Host Marco Werman talks with Mike Lacey of the International Salvage Union in London.