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West Virginia Water Crisis

Video | March 6, 2014 at 9:35

Ten days after a toxic chemical spill by Freedom Industries in Charleston, WV local residents are still struggling to find clean drinking water. Grassroots organizing groups like The West Virginia CARE Campaign and the West Virginia Clean Water...

Water utility lobby flip flops on disaster prevention

Blog by Joe Smyth | February 11, 2011 4 comments

A hearing held today by a House subcommittee on Homeland Security focused on ways to make chemical facilities, including water treatment plants safer from terrorist attack. Of course, the best way to protect communities that are...

New Jersey Chemical Plant Puts 12 Million at Risk, Threatens Most Lives in New York City

Blog by philipradford | June 22, 2010

Today, Greenpeace announced that our citizens’ inspection of the Kuehne Chemical plant near New York City in South Kearny, NJ showed that the two million pounds of Chlorine gas on site puts up to 12 million people in the New York...

Toxic Revenge

Blog by michellefrey | January 12, 2010 2 comments

The History Channel's Life After People: Toxic Revenge airs tonight at 9pm eastern. We're all excited that it includes an interview with Greenpeace's toxics campaigner, Rick Hind. If you find yourself in front of the TV this evening,...

Bull's-Eye in Your Backyard: Chemical Plant Security 2010

Blog by greenpeace_guest_blogger | July 26, 2010

Friends at Greenpeace asked me to visit Washington this week to meet with some key Senators who will be voting soon on chemical plant security. While admittedly only one on a list of many potential terrorist targets across this...

Chlorine: A Dangerous Addition to Everyday Life

Blog by alexissadoti | March 18, 2010 3 comments

There’s just no way we can prepare for a chemical disaster. It’s unnerving to say, but airborne chemicals travel faster than we could run or drive out of harms way. That’s why we have to focus on preventing these chemical disasters...

You'd be crazy not to

Blog by rick_hind | March 18, 2010 1 comment

We can't let the chemical industry lobbyist win! They've been blocking strong chemical security legislation for nine years. These “big business” lobbyists are pulling out all the stops to prevent safety from prevailing. In 2008...

What's really crazy

Blog by rick_hind | March 15, 2010

One in three Americans is currently at unnecessary risk from dangerous chemical plants . One in three! And, if you think that’s crazy, wait until you read this. There are safer alternatives to keep us out of harm’s way, but they’re...

You know what's really crazy?

Blog by michellefrey | February 25, 2010

I could only see the pitchfork scene through the tiny space between my fingers. When it comes to horror movies, I’m more than a bit squeamish. On Friday, February 26th, The Crazies hits theaters and I was lucky enough to snag an...

Chemical Blast on Super Bowl Sunday

Blog by michellefrey | February 16, 2010

Investigators are still trying to find the cause of a February 7 blast that killed five people at a Kleen Energy Systems LP power plant in Connecticut. Sources said that the blast occurred when a welder lit his torch, igniting the...

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