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Bhopal protests move online

Feature story | March 10, 2003 at 7:00

Dow Chemical is going to court soon in India. Not as the defendants for their ongoing responsibility for the Bhopal disaster, but as the plaintiffs. They're suing (we're not making this up) the SURVIVORS of the disaster for protesting at a Dow plant.

Thailand Must Ban all Imports of Toxic Waste and Ratify Global Ban

Feature story | February 17, 2003 at 7:00

Greenpeace and the Basel Action Network (BAN), an international coalition of non-governmental environmental organizations working to halt the toxic trade, called on Thailand to ban the import of all toxic wastes into Thai territory and...

Toxic waste from Bhopal returned to Dow

Feature story | January 21, 2003 at 7:00

While Dow executives chatted with fellow business leaders at the World Economic Forum's 'Building Trust' annual meeting, we delivered a reality check. Thirty Greenpeace activists representing the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal...

The lights are on but there's nobody home at Britain's top nuclear facility

Feature story | January 13, 2003 at 7:00

When a large group of Greenpeace volunteers strolled into a nuclear power station under the early morning cover of darkness, you might expect they would meet some opposition. Shouldn't alarm bells being ringing loudly across the facility, guards...

Dow refuses to take back its waste

Feature story | January 7, 2003 at 7:00

Activists from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal wanted to give something back to Dow today: a few barrels of the waste the chemical giant refuses to clean up. Dow's response: arrests of over twenty activists.

Bhopal Disaster: 18 years later Dow still refuses to clean up its toxic mess

Feature story | December 2, 2002 at 7:00

Environmental group Greenpeace today brought soil and water, which are contaminated with toxic chemicals, from Bhopal to Dow Chemicals factory in Map Tha Phut Industrial Estate as part of a worldwide protest to challenge the world's biggest...

Bhopal cleanup team arrested

Feature story | November 25, 2002 at 7:00

Within a half hour of arriving on site to clean up Bhopal, around 60 protesters including local residents and Greenpeace activists were arrested. It was estimated that more than 100 police in riot gear swarmed over the peaceful action, which was...

Dow continues to ignore appeals to clean up Bhopal

Feature story | November 19, 2002 at 7:00

Greenpeace and over a hundred survivors of the 1984 Bhopal disaster (1) today cordoned off an area of land in a densely populated part of the city near the Union Carbide factory site and set up signs saying 'Poisoned and awaiting Dow clean up' to...

Living dangerously in toxic Thailand

Feature story | November 13, 2002 at 7:00

The fire that razed 22 homes in Bangkok's slum area of Klong Toey on Monday, Nov. 4 brought about another chapter in the toxic legacy of Thailand. As soon as the fire was extinguished, authorities discovered that hazardous chemicals were burned...

Samui Incinerator - What a Waste!

Feature story | October 16, 2002 at 6:00

Once they said it's state of the art, now the incinerator that's oddly constructed in the world famous tropical paradise called Samui Island in Surat Thani province is crumbling on its own crap.

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