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Greens oppose scheme to dump toxic mercury in India

Press release | November 28, 1999 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — US and India-based activist groups have joined hands to prevent the export of a 118 ton-stockpile of used and toxic mercury from the United States to an undisclosed destination in India, according to Indian citizen groups...

Genetic Engineering: The Next Invasion of Asia

Press release | November 28, 1999 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — The international environmental group Greenpeace today warned that Asia was fast emerging as the key target of the biotech industry, given the region’s burgeoning food market and the declining consumer and farmer confidence in...


Press release | October 18, 1999 at 5:30

VAPI, GUJARAT, India — Some 250-270 million litres of highly toxic industrial wastewater, including heavy metals, is released to the environment daily in three industrial estates in Gujarat, India, reveals a Greenpeace study today

Bhopal Survivors engage in cyberaction to demand justice

Press release | October 2, 1999 at 5:30

BHOPAL, India — Over 2000 people, primarily survivors of Union Carbide’s disastrous gas leak in 1984, gathered today at the gates of the abandoned factory to send their calls for justice to Union Carbide and the government of India via a unique...

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."

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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