Leading health bodies categorically declare Australia’s reliance on coal dangerous for health

Leading health bodies categorically declare Australia’s reliance on coal dangerous for health

November 14, 2014: Prominent health organisations from across Australia today condemned Australia’s reliance on coal citing a growing, and significant body of research documenting severe health effects. “It is clear, in this day and age, that we should be phasing out coal. It is highly polluting and is causing disastrous health impacts in communities across(…)

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 Meanwhile, the French Environment Minister just announced: “Incineration is a completely outdated technology”.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(…)