Dow Chemical: the Toxic Machine

Publication - 29 August, 2002
Briefing on Dow Sentrachem plant in Chloorkop, South Africa.

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Executive summary: The Dow Sentrachem production facility is located in the Chloorkop industrial suburb of Ekurhuleni Metro (Witwatersrand). There is no public information on the products of this organochlorine plant. Wastewater analysed by Greenpeace shows the presence of pesticides and volatile organochlorines. These discharges pose 'immediate acute hazards to public health as well as the longer-term health and environmental hazards associated with the chemical contaminants themselves.'

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