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Achieving Zero Dioxin

Publication | September 1, 1994 at 5:30

Dioxins are a class of chemical compounds which are extremely toxic to animals and humans, and have been characterized as being some of the most potent "man made" toxic chemicals ever studied. Consequently, in recent years, there has been much...

US Court Ruling has no bearing on Union Carbide's Crime

Press release | October 9, 1998 at 5:30

BHOPAL, India — The recent dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Union Carbide by the victims of Carbide's gas disaster in Bhopal, India, by a U.S District judge does not absolve the Dandury, Connecticut - based MNC of its toxic legacies and...

Stop Dumping Toxic Wastes

Press release | November 16, 1998 at 5:30

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona /Amsterdam: Activists from Greenpeace and the Basel Action Network (BAN) today demonstrated in Barcelona against the shipping industries practice of dumping toxic waste in developing countries.

Persistent Organic pollutants in Asia

Press release | November 20, 1998 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Life-threatening poisons such as DDT, aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin and heptachlor -all of which are either severely restricted or banned in most countries- continue to be manufactured, stored, used and traded freely in South...

Foreign Toxic wastes dumped in Mumbai:Greenpeace

Press release | June 9, 1999 at 5:30

BOMBAY, India — The Mumbai Customs are stuck with more than 160 containers of hazardous wastes that were illegally exported to India by traders in the Middle East, according to information available with Greenpeace and Basel Action Network.

Greenpeace shuts down polluting factory at Vapi, Gujarat

Press release | July 1, 1999 at 5:30

VAPI, GUJARAT, India — More than 200 victims of industrial pollution from Gujarat's industrial corridor, along with Greenpeace activists from 15 countries today condemned the Gujarat Government and international lending agencies, particularly the...

India Remains a favourite dumping ground for toxic wastes

Press release | July 7, 1999 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Export data compiled by Greenpeace from Government of India statistics for 1998-1999 indicate that more than 100,887 tons, including hazardous and potentially hazardous wastes have entered India illegally, some in violation of...

Activists Expose Hindustan Lever’s Illegal Mercury Waste Dumps in Kodaikanal,India

Press release | August 7, 1999 at 5:30

KODAIKANAL, India — Community groups and activists from Greenpeace, Palni Hills Conservation Council (PHCC) cordoned off a local scrapyard containing several tons of mercury-contaminated broken thermometers from Hindustan Lever’s thermometer...

Activists Hail Recall of Toxic USA Mercury Shipment to India

Press release | August 8, 1999 at 5:30

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace along with an international coalition of citizen, environmental and labor organizations declared an initial victory in their effort to prevent a 118 ton stockpile of mercury from the defunct HoltraChem...

Ship Breaking is dangerously poluting: Greenpeace.

Press release | September 18, 1999 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today released the first ever technical and environmental data on the toxic contamination caused by shipbreaking in India through its investigative report "Ships for Scrap: Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia."

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