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Greenpeace report finds stockpiles of fertilizer waste hazardous to health near Chinese villages - companies invited to respond (Apr 2013)

In April 2013, Greenpeace East Asia published its “Living with danger” report [PDF].  After carrying out investigations, Greenpeace East Asia discovered piles of hazardous waste in the South-western province of Sichuan (China) close to villages and potable water sources.  They contain phosphogypsum, a by-product from the production of fertilizer, with chemicals harmful to villagers’ water and health.

 

 

 

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies named in the Greenpeace report to respond:

 

Sichuan Lomon Group could not be contacted for comment

 

Hongda Chemicals did not respond

 

Sichuan Yinfeng Chemical declined to respond

 

Sichuan Jinhe Phosphorite Mine Company could not be contacted for comment

 

Media coverage:

 

Waste piled near villages, Chang Meng, Global Times [China], 3 Apr 2013

 

[français] La Chine gravement polluée par sa production d'engrais, Audrey Garric, Le Monde & AFP, 2 avril 2013

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