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Danone–Argentina: Closed due to Contamination

Author: Center for Human Rights & Environment (CEDHA), Published on: 24 August 2007

In a series of sting operations cracking down on contaminating industries, Danone-Argentina...was preventively closed late yesterday due to worker and community risks presented by ammonium and compressed air storage facilities at one of its plants in Longchamps, Buenos Aires... The crackdown is part of a clean-up operation launched this year in one of the region's most contaminated river systems, the Matanza Riachuelo, an urban river running through Buenos Aires and home to some 3,000 industries, which have (with almost absolute impunity) polluted the river basin over the last 150 years. [also refers to Dow Chemical]

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Related companies: Danone Dow Chemical