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8 Mär 2018


Massive pollution at Carlsberg brewery in Nepal

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Water samples shows depletion of toxic waste water in connection with Carlsberg’s brewery in Nepal. A village nearby the brewery is exposed to soot pollution, which leads to an increased risk of respiratory diseases and cancer. Carlsberg acknowledges pollution, but claim that the problems have been [...] corrected after they upgraded the facility’s water purifying plant and educated their employees in how to avoid soot particle pollution...

Collaborating with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), Danwatch have collected water samples near the brewery, which  indicates that a massive pollution into one of the biggest rivers in the country is caused by the Carlsberg brewery...

Based on photos of soot on crops and smoke from the brewery’s smokestack, three Danish experts say that the brewery is also the main source behind damaging air pollution... “This type of pollution leads to the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma, COPD and bronchitis, and in the long term an increased risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases,” [one expert] says...