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Polluting waste incinerator near local community in East Liverpool.

Incineration

Society continues to generate more waste and to change this alarming trend; strong political and industrial measures are urgently needed.

Despite what industry and governments would like people to believe,incineration is not a solution to the world's waste problems, but partof the problem.

Incinerators may reduce the volume of solid waste, but they do notdispose of the toxic substances contained in the waste. They create thelargest source of dioxins, which is one of the most toxic chemicalsknown to science.

Incinerators emit a wide range of pollutants in their stack gases,ashes and other residues. The filters used to clean incinerator stackgases produce solid and liquid toxic wastes, which also need to bedisposed.

The only way to improve the situation is to avoid toxic waste production by improving our products and processes.

Public opposition to incineration isgrowing worldwide. People are recognising that there is no place forthe incineration of waste in a sustainable society.

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David McTaggart

Image | 12 June, 1996 at 0:00

David McTaggart

Greenpeace International Annual Report 1995

Publication | 1 June, 1996 at 0:00

Greenpeace Annual Report for the year 1995. Read about French nuclear testing and Shell's plans to dump the Brent Spar oil platform in the North Sea. You can also find out more about how chlorine chemistry threatens our health and future,...

Herring fishing in the Baltic Sea.

Image | 1 May, 1996 at 1:00

Herring fishing in the Baltic Sea.

Action at the nuclear power plant at Tihange

Image | 26 April, 1996 at 1:00

Action at the nuclear power plant at Tihange on the 10th anniversary of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in the Ukraine.

Nuclear Weapons Accidents Briefing Paper (1950-1993)

Publication | 1 March, 1996 at 0:00

The twenty-three accidents listed in this report involving U.S., Soviet, and Russian nuclear weapons or nuclear-armed ships and submarines are some of the more serious nuclear accidents to befall U.S. and Soviet nuclear forces.As a result of...

Ciclista en la ciudad.

Image | 15 February, 1996 at 0:00

Ciclista en la ciudad.

Greenpeace demo against Chinese nuclear tests

Image | 6 January, 1996 at 0:00

Greenpeace demo against Chinese nuclear tests during CTBT talks

Fast Breeder reactor

Image | 1 January, 1996 at 1:00

PVC-free piping, made of clay.

Image | 1 January, 1996 at 1:00

PVC-free piping, made of clay.

Shrimp pond. Gulf of Fonseca.

Image | 1 January, 1996 at 1:00

Shrimp pond. Gulf of Fonseca.

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