The power of knowing whats in your water
by Guest Blogger
October 12, 2012
- In Indonesia, to coincide with Right to Know Day, Greenpeace and other NGO activists delivered 11 bottles of water and industrial waste water samples taken from six areas of Citarum River to the West Java Environmental Management Agency, urging the government to analyse it for presence of hazardous chemicals. The activists have challenged the agency to announce the findings to the public, to fulfill the publics right to know what is in theirenvironment.
- In the Philippines, zombies with speech bubbles joined Greenpeace at the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources to deliver the petition with close to 2837 signatures collected during recent water patrols asking the department to expand the priority chemicals list, speed up the elimination of priority chemicals with specific timelines, and establish aPollutant Release and Transfer Register(PRTR) - a register that provides easily accessible key environmental data.
- In Thailand, Greenpeace activists oversaw community meetings and facilitated community water patrols. Activists also conducted waste water sampling on factory discharges.