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Chemical plant illicitly operates at the disaster zone

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-05

Following a list of chemical factories sent to us by Ray from the Beijing office, we aimed to visit Qingbaijiang first. Our Toxics campaigner, Yihua, is in charge of prioritizing the list of factories. She seems to have some kind of...

Keep Away!

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-05

We arrived in Chengdu on May 16th and were barely into our hotel rooms when we felt an aftershock. The tremors we experienced in Beijing on May 12th were nothing compared to this. And now that we are in the heart of the disaster zone,...

Life goes on…

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-05

Most of the factories had been shut down and had removed hazardous materials from their premises, but we did manage to find one factory along the river that had its own electricity generator and was continuing production. The walls of...

First Impressions

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-05

On the plane, I originally wanted to rest, but couldn't sleep a wink. In the preceding days, I had watched too much news about the earthquake. I knew that the death toll was rising steadily, that most of the buildings had been reduced...

3 Teams Visit Earthquake Aftermath

Feature Story | 2008-05-30 at 8:00

May 30. In an effort to accelerate the identification of hazardous chemical plants in the Sichuan earthquake disaster zone, Greenpeace’s research team at the site of the quake has expanded into three branches. Each departing from Deyang, they...

Exposed Phosphoric Sludge Threatens Earthquake Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-27 at 8:00

Greenpeace’s research team at the Sichuan earthquake disaster zone has discovered a large amount of exposed phosphoric sludge directly downstream from a possible flood. Our team immediately notified the government of the situation.

Government Quick to React to 18 Tons of Sulphuric Acid at Earthquake Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-23 at 8:00

Greenpeace’s research team at the site of the Sichuan earthquake discovered a chemical plant with stores of the highly volatile chemical, concentrated sulphuric acid, as well as other toxic chemical wastes. Jiangyou City, where the plant is...

Chemical Plants Pose Environmental Hazard in China’s Earthquake Disaster Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-21 at 8:00

In response to the Sichuan earthquake, Greenpeace has sent a research team to the disaster zone to identify and monitor possible environmental problems triggered by the earthquake. Our team discovered at least one chemical factory within the...

Letter to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection

Feature Story | 2008-05-15 at 8:00

Greenpeace International Executive Director Gerd Leipold expresses condolences to the victims of the Sichuan earthquake

Newly Elected Greenpeace International Board Member Chan Koon-chung Talks to SCMP

Feature Story | 2008-05-14 at 8:00

Founder of environmental group resumes activism after 2 decades.Joshua But, SCMP. May 12th, 2008.After two decades, the founder of local environmental group Green Power, John Chan Koon-chung, has decided to resume his role as a green activist,...

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