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The ship sailed the Caribbean for the next year trying to find a home for the Ash. They were turned away at Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guinea-Bissau and the Netherlands Antilles.
In 1987, the ship was anchored off Haiti off-loading the ash to be used as fertilizer. Public protests caused the local government to halt the off loading after more than 2,500 tons had been removed. The ship was on its way again.
The captain was rejected at more countries as he tried to find a home for the ash. Another company purchased the Khian Sea. That company ordered the captain to dump the ash in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Most of the ash in Haiti was removed and entombed. About two years ago, it was shipped to Florida to be processed by Waste Management Inc. A landfill in Pennsylvania finally agreed to take the remaining 2,500 tons.