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Bon voyage, mercury waste

Feature story | 23 May, 2003 at 0:00

A container ship currently heading from southern India to the US represents a small victory in the fight against corporate crime across the globe. The ship is carrying 320 tonnes of toxic mercury contaminated waste which comes from a closed plant...

Recommendations of the International team of Experts on the remediation of the former...

Publication | 26 November, 2004 at 0:00

In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the worst industrial disaster in history, an independent team of experts presented recommendations for a clean up operation of the contaminated Union Carbide (UC) site in Bhopal that could be carried out...

What's in electronic devices?

Background | 27 June, 2005 at 15:22

Electronic devices are a complex mixture of several hundred materials. A mobile phone, for example, contains 500 to 1000 components. Many of these contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium and hazardous chemicals,...

E-waste

Background | 23 May, 2005 at 8:27

The amount of electronic products discarded globally has skyrocketed recently, with 20-50 million tonnes generated every year. If such a huge figure is hard to imagine, think of it like this - if the estimated amount of e-waste generated every...

Where does e-waste end up?

Background | 24 February, 2009 at 9:10

Many old electronic goods gather dust in storage waiting to be reused, recycled or thrown away. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that as much as three quarters of the computers sold in the US are stockpiled in garages and...

Greenpeace accuses shipping industry of profiting from poison

Press release | 4 October, 2002 at 0:00

After 18 years, Bhopal gas victims win legal battle against Corporate Criminal Warren...

Press release | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

The judgement by a Bhopal Court to reject the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) plea to dilute charges against prime accused Warren Anderson - former CEO of Union Carbide responsible for the disastrous gas leak - is a victory for the...

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