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Greenpeace discovers hazardous chemicals in remote mountain areas on three continents

Press release | 2015-09-08 at 16:33

Zurich, 8 August 2015 – Persistent and Hazardous chemicals used in the production of outdoor gear have left their mark in even the most remote and seemingly untouched places on Earth, a Greenpeace Germany report released today has found.

Tianjin blast update: hazardous chemicals in coastal cities and results of second...

Press release | 2015-08-21 at 15:22

Beijing, 21 August 2015-this media update contains two important findings: 1. Research results on the locations of hazardous chemicals warehouses in four other major ports; Shanghai, Ningbo, Guangzhou and Qingdao. 2. Results from...

Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace East Asia investigates factories in Tianjin port

Press release | 2015-08-18 at 22:24

Beijing, August 18 2015- Based on media reports and Tianjin port authority records, Greenpeace East Asia has discovered that other than the Ruihai Logistics Company, two other hazardous chemical facilities, containing up to seven types of...

Tianjin blast update: Comments on current hazardous chemicals policies and their...

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:39

“The horrific Tianjin explosion on Wednesday night and the worrying scenes we have witnessed over the last five days are just the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath the surface is years of negligence in regards to hazardous chemicals policies...

Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace’s independent testing for sodium cyanide in Tianjin

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:30

Beijing, August 16 2015-Greenpeace’s rapid response field team arrived in Tianjin’s Binhai district to conduct tests for the presence of the extremely hazardous chemical, sodium cyanide or cyanide, in bodies of water around the blast site.

Tianjin blast update: authorities evacuate area surrounding blast site

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 20:15

Beijing, 15 August 2015 - This morning authorities confirmed the presence of sodium cyanide and a number of other chemicals within 1km of the blast site and have established a 3km evacuation zone. However, the precise make-up of the cocktail of...

Greenpeace: Investigation finds pollution and illness ignored at Asia's largest lead...

Press release | 2015-06-09 at 12:43

Beijing, 9 June 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) investigation has found severe heavy metal pollution and serious health problems at Asia's largest zinc and lead mine and smelting plant in Jinding Town, Lanping County, Yunnan. The findings...

Greenpeace study finds toxic residues in kids wear sold by Burberry, adidas, etc.

Press release | 2014-01-14 at 14:00

Beijing - Hazardous chemicals have been found in children’s clothes and shoes made by major brands including Burberry, adidas and Disney, according to a new investigation released today by Greenpeace East Asia [1].

Witnessed by Greenpeace: Southeastern China coastal water blackened by industrial...

Press release | 2014-01-07 at 3:00

Greenpeace has found a huge plume of black water covering an area estimated as 50 Olympic standard swimming pools off the coast in Eastern Shishi City, China, where a discharge pipe of an industrial zone lies under the sea surface. Lab testing...

Kid's wear made in China carry toxic substances

Press release | 2013-12-17 at 3:00

Beijing - Children’s garments made in China’s biggest kid’s wear manufacturing towns contain hormone disruptors and chemicals that are toxic to the reproductive system, says a Greenpeace East Asia report released today.

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