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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...

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.

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...

The Science

Standard Page | 2011-06-28 at 21:20

The society we live in is pervaded by tens of thousands of different man-made chemicals. We already know that some of them are hazardous to our health or to the environment, but a far greater number of them have never even been tested properly,...

Big fashion brands hide toxic pollution scandal in China

Press release | 2012-12-04 at 22:30

Beijing, 4 December 2012 – Greenpeace International investigations have revealed dumping of industrial waste water with a wide range of hazardous substances from two Industrial Zones located in China’s most important textile manufacturing base.

Lobbying for Policy Change

Standard Page | 2011-06-29 at 2:28

Greenpeace is lobbying for the Chinese government to draw up a priority list of hazardous chemicals for reduction, restriction and eventual phase out. We are also working for complete environmental information disclosure: we want a database of...

Red card for Beckham

Press release | 2006-06-21 at 8:00

Greenpeace has tested 12 popular perfumes and lotions. Among these were the popular "Instinct" perfumes, promoted by football star David Beckham. Several of the products contain chemicals that penetrate the skin and that are under suspicion for...

Cutting edge contamination

Feature Story | 2007-02-08 at 10:00

The electronics industry is often considered a 'clean' industry. But sleek shiny gadgets hide a darker side of the industry. Our new report 'Cutting Edge Contamination' exposes that some of the electronics industries' biggest brands, and their...

New EU chemical law alive, but not kicking

Feature Story | 2007-01-02 at 10:00

The European Union has approved a new chemical law to replace regulation that is over 40 years old. But the new EU chemicals legislation (REACH) is in critical condition, according to health, environment, and consumer groups.

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