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“Sensationalist” claim about tanneries and pollution

We were recently criticized by an industry group of leather manufacturers for listing tannery operations #5 on the 2011 list of world’s worst toxic pollution problems. The group called our report’s assertions “sensationalist and not appropriate.” (Read our response in … Continue reading

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Pollution: Top Six Toxic Threats

My last post pointed to new studies that indicate chronic mercury exposure in the U.S. has risen dramatically. In fact, mercury is identified as one of the Top Six Toxic Threats in Blacksmith Institute’s most recent report, which draws on … Continue reading

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Lessons from the past for Copenhagen

For the next two weeks, the eyes of the world will be on Copenhagen, where leaders of some 200 countries have gathered to try to find some kind of consensus on tackling the problem of climate change. “Unless the world can … Continue reading

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Another Chernobyl?

Recently, I’ve been working to avert a catastrophe at the Gorlovka chemical plant  in the Ukraine, which we reported on in Blacksmith’s July newsletter as an “accident waiting to happen. ”  This town has an abandoned munitions warehouse just on the outskirts … Continue reading

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