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Byzantio tries to hide

Feature story | 4 December, 2002 at 0:00

Why would the owners of a 210 metre oil tanker try to elude activists, mislead journalists and try to sneak into the port of Rotterdam? Do they have something to hide?

Bhopal disaster has no parallel in human history

Feature story | 3 December, 2002 at 0:00

It all began 18 years ago during the night of 2 December 1984 when 40 tonnes of lethal gases leaked from Union Carbide Corporation's pesticide factory in Bhopal, India. People just did not know what had hit them. There was no warning. Before...

Charges dropped and apologies offered

Feature story | 3 December, 2002 at 0:00

Specialists and trained activists from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal were brutally assaulted by the police last week when they entered the derelict Union Carbide factory site trying to contain a fraction of the tonnes of...

Dow gets what it deserves

Feature story | 2 December, 2002 at 0:00

Eighteen years is a long time to wait for anything. If you are waiting for the day your drinking water is free of poisons, a time when you have more than a few dollars compensation to help relieve the pain of chronic illnesses and an environment...

Rust bucket oil tanker continues hazardous journey

Feature story | 1 December, 2002 at 0:00

The tanker left Estonia under the cover of darkness on Friday, but not before 20 Greenpeace activists braved the cold attempting to stop the Byzantio. The Byzantio is chartered by the same company that contracted the ill-fated oil tanker Prestige...

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