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  • HEALTHY CHILDREN

    HEALTHY CHILDREN

  • CLEAN FOOD

    CLEAN FOOD

  • TOXIC FREE LIVING

    TOXIC FREE LIVING

  • PACIFIC NEIGHBOURS

    PACIFIC NEIGHBOURS

  • STOP CSG!

    STOP CSG!

10 reasons why burning waste for energy is a bad idea

10 reasons why burning waste for energy is a bad idea

National Toxics Network (NTN) today joins communities all over the world working to stop the incineration of waste for energy production and disposal. In support of the global day of action on waste incineration, NTN is releasing “10 Reasons Why Burning Waste for Energy is a Bad Idea” which explains why waste to energy incineration(…)

Techno-fixes and micro-management needed to make CSG ‘safe’

Techno-fixes and micro-management needed to make CSG ‘safe’

The NSW chief scientist’s report on CSG was released late last night so it was difficult for our concerns to get a run in the media. The overall message of the report is that there is still so much we don’t know, yet everything has risks but fear not, new technology will save us !(…)

French Environment Minister rejects Orica’s hazardous waste

French Environment Minister rejects Orica’s hazardous waste

The French Environment Minister, Segolene Royal, has come out against the proposal by Australian chemical giant Orica to ship highly toxic waste to France for incineration, calling the transport of hazardous waste an ‘environmental aberration’. In a formal communiqué released yesterday, the Minister stated she would oppose the import application based on the precautionary principle and(…)

Australia peddling toxics to France

Australia peddling toxics to France

The Australian chemical company, Orica has plans to export its massive stockpile of #hazardouswaste to burn in French incinerators. Meanwhile, the French Environment Minister just announced: “Incineration is a completely outdated technology”. The people living around the French incinerator and its pollution are strongly opposed to the import of Australia’s #hazardouswaste. VIVRE is the local(…)

Groups oppose plan to export hazardous waste to France

Groups oppose plan to export hazardous waste to France

International environment and health groups have come out strongly opposing Orica’s application to export to France their HCB waste stockpile for incineration, stating Australia is a developed country that should deal with its own POPs (persistent organic pollutants) waste as it has done in the past. Australia has the technical expertise and suitable technologies capable(…)