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Greenpeace health studies confirm rise in disease and death due to unmitigated...

Press release | September 10, 2003 at 3:30

COCHIN, India — Greenpeace today confirmed that the unchecked pollution at Eloor industrial estate near Cochin has resulted in increased rates of disease and death amongst the local population Diseases like Cancer, congenital birth-defects,...

Greenpeace Confronts HLL at its Own AGM: Address Your Pending Liabilities in Kodaikanal

Press release | June 13, 2003 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace activists present at today’s Annual General Body Meeting of Hindustan Lever Limited, Indian unit of the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, confronted the company directors of HLL on their own turf.

Death is All in a Day's Work

Press release | April 28, 2003 at 3:30

ALANG/ MUMBAI, India — The Ship-Breaking yards at Alang have become synonymous with death, disease and despair, says G. Ananthapadmanabhan, Executive Director, Greenpeace India.

Go Go Exports to Close Down: KPCB

Press release | April 22, 2003 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — In a move being counted as a victory for the people of villages in the Dodballapur Industrial Area (DIA), the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) issued a notice of immediate closure to M/S Go Go Exports and...

It's Official Now: Bt Cotton 95% Failure

Press release | February 4, 2003 at 4:30

WARANGAL/ NEW DELHI, India — It’s Official Now – Bt Cotton 95% Failure. Greenpeace calls for the Central Government to Acknowledge the Truth.

Greenpeace Launches River-keeper in Eloor

Press release | November 21, 2002 at 4:30

COCHIN, India — The mayor of Cochin Mr. C.M. Dinesh Mani flagged off the river-keeper in Eloor today at 10 a.m. The river-keeper, a Greenpeace active volunteer V.J.Jose, will use a small motorised boat to systematically patrol and monitor the...

Dow clean up the Carbide Solar Evaporation Ponds

Press release | November 19, 2002 at 4:30

BHOPAL, India — Over one hundred activists of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) signposted three solar evaporation ponds (SEP) on the outskirts of the UCIL factory in Bhopal today, and declared them ‘Poisoned and awaiting...

Greenpeace accuses shipping industry of profiting from poison

Press release | October 5, 2002 at 3:30

ALANG, India — Greenpeace activists boarded a ship in Antwerp harbour yesterday to investigate whether it contains hazardous materials and to start preparing a preliminary public inventory of findings. The environmental organisation and an...

Hold Dow Liable for Bhopal, Mumbai activists demand

Press release | September 1, 2002 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — The Government of India should include American multinational Dow Chemical in the ongoing criminal case on the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal in December 1984, demanded Greenpeace, other NGOs from the National...

Call for ratification of POPs treaty

Press release | May 12, 2002 at 3:30

TRIVANDRUM, India — Community Groups like Deepthi Kala Samskarika Samithi (DKSS) and environmental organizations - Greenpeace, Thanal, Nature Care Organisation (NCO), Kerala Environment and Development Society (KEDS) jointly demanded ratification...

Hindustan Lever suppresses information to evade environmental and health responsibility

Press release | September 15, 2001 at 3:30

KODAIKANAL, India — The Tamilnadu Alliance Against Mercury, Toxics Link, United Citizens Council, Kodaikanal, PUCL and Greenpeace condemn Hindustan Lever Ltd's efforts to evade responsibility for the damage caused to the environment and health of...

Hindustan Lever Attempts to Evade Responsibility

Press release | September 8, 2001 at 3:30

KODAIKANAL, India — The cleanup took place on June 20, according to a protocol agreed upon by the community, and the community was also a monitor at the cleanup. However, the company refused the community access to the final weighing of the...

Ship Owners to Blame for Alang's Pollution: Greenpeace

Press release | September 8, 2001 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — In less than 20 years, pollution in Alang due to shipbreaking has reached levels prevalent in highly contaminated industrial areas in Europe with more than 200 years of industrial activity, according to a new Greenpeace report...

Unilever Admits To Dumping

Press release | June 19, 2001 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Conceding to the demands of citizens groups and Greenpeace, Unilever has agreed to the permanent closure of its polluting mercury thermometer factory in Kodaikanal, and to undertake a clean-up of 5.3 tons of mercury wastes dumped...

Bt Cotton-Open dialogue leaves questions unasnwered

Press release | June 18, 2001 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — At the end of an "open dialogue" held today by the Ministry of Environment and Forests to discuss the introduction of Bt cotton, Greenpeace alleged that the dialogue turned out to be facade while it seemed clear that a move...

Illegal GM Food in Indian Market

Press release | June 6, 2001 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — In a press conference held in the Defence Colony market in Delhi, Greenpeace announced that Genetically Engineered (GE) food have illegally entered the Indian market. Greenpeace provided evidence of two popular products -...

Lever Ex-workers go on Hunger Strike to Condemn Company

Press release | April 23, 2001 at 3:30

KODAIKANAL, India — Ex-workers from Hindustan Lever's (HLL) mercury thermometer factory went on a day-long hunger strike to expose the company's "unrepentant and insensitive attitude" in the ongoing controversy regarding the company's hazardous...

Hindustan Lever admits to Dumping of Mercury- containing Wastes

Press release | March 22, 2001 at 4:30

CHENNAI/KODAIKANAL, India — Hindustan Lever, which had earlier denied charges leveled by citizen groups in Kodaikanal against its thermometer factory of illegal mercury waste dumping, has admitted that the mercury-containing glass wastes, now...


Press release | March 9, 2001 at 4:30

MUMBAI/ CHENNAI, India — Palni Hills Conservation Council, United Citizens Council of Kodaikanal, Greenpeace and New Delhi-based Toxics Link have dismissed as an "insensitive PR exercise" Hindustan Lever's official response of temporarily...

Civil society groups demand ban on Genetically Modified (GM) crops

Press release | August 6, 2000 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Over hundred civil rights group

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