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1 February 2005

Industry's Hidden Environmental Costs [Brazil]

Author: Mario Osava, Inter Press Service

Contaminated soil threatens the health of some two million people in Brazil, say authorities...Contaminated areas multiplied in Sao Paulo mostly due to gas stations, responsible for 69.7 percent of the total sites...Industry is the second leading...

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1 February 2005
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Author: Mário Osava, Inter Press Service

Quase dois milhões de pessoas estão ameaçadas por solo contaminado no Brasil, segundo as autoridades...As áreas contaminadas multiplicaram em solos paulistas principalmente devido aos postos de gasolina, responsáveis por 69,7% do total...A indústria é...

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20 July 2004

Toxic groundwater spreading [Arizona, USA]

Author: Amanda J. Crawford, Arizona Republic

This month, two major lawsuits were filed against corporations [Honeywell; Unidynamics-Phoenix Inc. & its parent Crane Co.] accused of stalling the cleanup of sites with groundwater contamination...Owens [Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality...

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31 December 2003

Undocumented Worker Wins Precedent-Setting Case For Workplace Rights [USA]

Author: Ashfaque Aswapan, India-West

A San Francisco federal jury has awarded an illegal Indian immigrant $200,000 in damages in a case where he accused his employer of reporting him to the Immigration and Naturalization Service as a retaliatory move...According to a press release from...

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2 October 2003

Wal-Mart, states agree to program to curb the sale of tobacco to minors [USA]

Author: AP

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, and attorneys general in 43 states...have reached an agreement to curb tobacco sales to minors...The attorneys general have engaged other companies including Exxon, Amoco and BP in similar agreements.

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5 September 2002

UK poll reports switch from Esso fuel, Esso denies

Author: Neil Chatterjee, Reuters

A significant number of British motorists have stopped buying petrol from Esso stations and have switched to other retailers, following a campaign to associate the company with global warming, a survey said

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2 April 2002

Loans for tune-up equipment to help Pakistan cut air pollution

Author: U.N. Development Programme

UNDP has joined with the Government of Pakistan to set up a US$3 million revolving loan fund to help auto mechanics and vehicle service stations improve vehicle fuel efficiency, thereby cutting air pollution...The nine-member ECF board of directors...

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21 December 2001

US senator seeks to stop leaky underground tanks

Author: Reuters

A new Senate bill would help prevent underground tanks storing gasoline and fuel additives like MTBE from leaking into drinking water supplies

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23 October 2001

BP to build Singapore stations for hydrogen cars

Author: Reuters

British energy group BP and the Economic Development Board (EDB) yesterday signed a letter of intent to build hydrogen refueling stations for future Singapore motorists driving hydrogen-powered vehicles. In May, the EDB signed a similar letter of...

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