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 Meanwhile, the French Environment Minister just announced: “Incineration is a completely outdated technology”.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

Orica plans to burn toxic waste in France

Orica plans to burn toxic waste in France

Australian chemical manufacturer Orica, have announced plans to export its stockpile of highly toxic Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) waste to burn in France. The proposed destination for the toxic waste export is the Tredi Seche Global Solutions incinerator in Salaise-sur-Sanne, just south of Lyon. Orica’s proposal involves an initial shipment of 132 tonnes of HCB waste. If(…)

Australian regulators fail to regulate nanomaterials in food and agriculture

Australian regulators fail to regulate nanomaterials in food and agriculture

Nanomaterials are being used in a diverse range of products including food additives, supplements, packaging, sensors and coatings; sprays, and vitamins for livestock; pesticides and anti-microbial storage facilities…In Australia, there are virtually no restrictions on the import of nanomaterials or products containing nanomaterials and nano products can be purchased easily from overseas. Everything from dishwashers(…)