2012 Toxic Feature Stories

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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.

Greenpeace workers place signs at damaged

Image | 2008-05-23 at 18:40

Greenpeace workers place signs at damaged chemical plants warning the public not to come near these hazardous areas

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...

Greenpeace field workers are placing signs

Image | 2008-05-22 at 21:23

Greenpeace field workers are placing signs to warn the public of hazards around damaged chemical plants

Signs posted by Greenpeace warn the public

Image | 2008-05-22 at 8:00

Signs posted by Greenpeace warn the public of hazards around damaged chemical plants

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...

A Greenpeace researcher interviews the manager

Image | 2008-05-21 at 8:00

A Greenpeace researcher interviews the manager of a chemical plant about potential risks

Signs posted by Greenpeace warn the public

Image | 2008-05-21 at 8:00

Signs posted by Greenpeace warn the public of hazards around damaged chemical plants

A chemical factory located in Hanxi town

Image | 2008-05-21 at 8:00

A chemical factory located in Hanxi town has been heavily damaged. Environmental Protection Investigation officers are checking for potential chemical hazards

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