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A guide and analysis to assist countries with implementing the Stockholm Convention...

Publication | 18 June, 2003 at 2:00

The present paper is intended as an analysis and guide to assist countries with implementation of the POPs treaty, and the development of legislation to address all hazardous substances. The paper provides reference information for the treaty...

European Commission takes on dirty shipping industry

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Margot Wallstrom, that the European Commission will act to make sure the shipping industry cleans its ships of hazardous materials before exporting them to Asia for...

Exposing toxic trade in disguise

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

During June four representatives from ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh are touring through Europe. They aim to present the impact of the current polluting practices at the breaking yards to ship owners and discuss working towards a...

Deadly asbestos exported to Asia

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Asbestos is cleaned from buildings in Europe because of the hazards to human health. But Europe still exports asbestos to Asia in the form of old ships full of hazardous waste which are scrapped on beaches by unprotected workers. We are acting to...

Greenpeace installs a giant test tube at

Image | 27 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace installs a giant test tube at the EU chemical industry's meeting venue in Hamburg.

Reach Regulation Public Internet Consultation

Publication | 11 July, 2003 at 2:00

Is REACH possible? This is a joint NGO submission for the EU Commission's internet consultation on the proposed Chemicals Policy Reform.

Deadly cost of shipbreaking

Feature story | 15 July, 2003 at 2:00

Politicians deciding on rules for scrapping old ships got a timely reminder when a sculpture, made from the remains of ships taken from Indian shipbreaking yards, was delivered to delegates attending the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)...

Toxics Action Spolana Chemical Plant in Czech Republic

Image | 10 August, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists hang a banner off the 200 meter high chimney of the Spolana Chemical Plant reading "Stop dioxin, mercury, PCB, HCB".

In the half light of dawn the boat approaches

Image | 10 August, 2003 at 3:00

In the half light of dawn the boat approaches the chemical factory. The old outdated and contaminated site is a chemical disaster waiting to happen.

A slow motion chemical disaster

Feature story | 22 August, 2003 at 2:00

Agent Orange should be a cautionary tale from the past. Containing some of the most toxic chemicals known to man it was sprayed it over huge areas - creating a toxic legacy for those people exposed. The Spolana factory in the Czech Republic...

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