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Blacksmith Institute releases the new report:
"Top Ten Toxic Threats in 2013: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges"

Names a NEW top ten list among the world's most toxic places in 2013

Teleconference: Monday, November 4, 2013, 11am, EST

 

WHAT: 

The Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland will release the new 2013 report, Top Ten Toxic Threats in 2013: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges.

WHY:

The Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland have conducted a review of the Top Ten polluted places from 2006 and 2007.  Significant progress has been made at some sites, while others still urgently need attention. These efforts are highlighted and a new Top Ten is proposed. 

The Blacksmith Institute has now identified thousands of sites, in low- and middle-income countries, where governments have little to no remediation resources. The international community needs to step in and make toxic clean up a priority alongside other development and sustainability goals.

WHEN:

Monday, November 4, 2013, at 11:00 AM EST

Pre-register for Teleconference
You must register in advance to receive the call-in number to join the press conference.
Email  with "WWPP 2013" in the subject line or call the Blacksmith Institute at 212-647-8330. Please provide your name, email and phone, and affiliation.  You will be contacted with teleconference details.

WHO:

Jack Caravanos, DrPH, CUNY, Environmental Health

Bret Ericson, MSc, Blacksmith Institute

Nathalie Gysi - Green Cross Switzerland

David Hanrahan, MSc, Blacksmith Institute

CONTACT:

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More info at: www.blacksmithinstitute.org

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