2010 Toxics Reports

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Heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals discharged in China river

Publication | 2010-09-02 at 8:00

Greenpeace investigated a Shenzhen plant (Shenzhen Resources) that specializes in the treatment of various wastes, which are then discharged into the Dongbao River. However, the results indicate that the plant is failing to adequately remove...

Swimming in Poison

Publication | 2010-08-25 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace study has revealed the widespread presence of hazardous chemicals in fish caught along the length of the Yangtze River. These chemicals are hazardous, persistent, and bio-accumulative, and have been banned or restricted in EU...

Chemicals Calling for Priority Action

Publication | 2010-07-27 at 8:00

According to a 2009 government inventory, there are over 45,000 chemicals in use in China right now, many of which are potentially dangerous. Greenpeace East Asia conducted a preliminary analysis of this inventory to identify the most potentially...

Poisoning the Pearl River: 2nd Edition

Publication | 2010-01-19 at 14:24

In October 2009, Greenpeace published a report entitled “Poisoning the Pearl: An investigation into industrial water pollution in the Pearl River Delta”, where we sampled and analysed effluents from the discharge pipes of five manufacturing...

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