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Huge piles of hazardous solid waste dumped in Sichuan Province

Press release | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

Beijing, April 2, 2013 - Investigations made by Greenpeace East Asia have exposed the dumping of massive amounts of hazardous waste in the Southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. The stacks of phosphogypsum, a byproduct of phosphate fertilizer...

The Real Cost of Nitrogen Fertilizer (Summary)

Publication | 2010-08-25 at 8:00

Greenpeace has invited Professor Wen Tiejun and his team from the Renmin University’s School of Agriculture and Rural Area Development to present an analysis of China’s chemical fertilizer industry, nitrogen fertilizer use, its impacts, and...

Aftershocks: returning home

Feature Story | 2013-04-16 at 2:00

Travelling the road into Longmen Mountain is filled with danger and unexpected obstacles. There's no asphalt, only rocky gravel, and it hangs over a jagged, vertical cliff. Here and there are piles of dirt and rocks due to frequent landslides in...

Empty cities: after the earthquake

Feature Story | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

In 2008 the tragic Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan killed many and destroyed a vast number of homes. Five years later in the midst of reconstruction, and with dozens of unoccupied apartment blocks, villagers of Renhe, Jinhua near Shifang found...

The "foolish" men and a phosphorus mountain

Feature Story | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

There is an old Chinese tale of a "foolish old man" whose home was penned in by two mountains, making access to and fro difficult. The man declared he would move the mountains, earning ridicule from his neighbours in the process. But the man...

Living with Danger

Publication | 2013-04-02 at 3:00

China is the world’s largest phosphate fertilizer producer. In its current state it is at serious overcapacity. By the end of 2011 this colossal phosphate fertilizer industry has left the country with 300 million tons of phosphogypsum, an...

Phosphate mining in earthquake-stricken area increases risk of further disaster and...

Press release | 2013-04-16 at 2:00

Beijing, 16/04/2013: Greenpeace and Chengdu-based environmental NGO Hengduan Mountain Research Society have released a joint report on the hazards of phosphate mining activities in Longmen Mountain, an area severely stricken by the devastating...

Risky Business

Publication | 2013-04-16 at 2:00

Continuous phosphate mining has increased the risk of disaster in the Longmen Mountain region with the dangers of mining near an earthquake zone seriously underestimated. The geological structure of these mountains combined with deep valleys, and...

Toxic fertilizer byproduct: too close for comfort

Image | 2013-04-08 at 8:00

Pictured directly behind this duck farm is the Jinhe Phosphate Chemical Plant. Investigations made by Greenpeace East Asia have exposed the dumping of massive amounts of hazardous waste in the Southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. The stacks...

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