Archive for October, 2006

Ft. Saskatchewan pollutants exceed guidelines: elevated levels reported at least 10 per cent of days studied

Oct 05, 2006 No Comments

Hanneke Brooymans, Edmonton Journal, October 4, 2006 The Dow Chemical Company hydro carbon production facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta is seen against an August sunset. A study has found airborne pollutants in the community exceeded guidelines 10 per cent of the days studied over a 19-month period. Fort Saskatchewan has more than thirty major industrial […]

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Politics trumps science on ground water rules

Oct 05, 2006 No Comments

Bill Berry, Capital Times, Wisconsin, October 3, 2006 STEVENS POINT – My how times have changed. When the state of Wisconsin established landmark ground water quality legislation in the mid-1980s, the wisdom of people like Dr. Henry Anderson was called upon to help make difficult and balanced decisions. Anderson is chief medical officer of the […]

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Citizen group to support $7+ million in penalties against Clean Harbors, Plaquemine, LLC at October 4, 2006 court hearing

Oct 04, 2006 No Comments

BAYOU SORREL VICTIMS ASSOCIATION, OCTOBER 3, 2OO6 BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Bayou Sorrel Victims Association, LLC has announced plans to support a request that over $7 million dollars in penalties be issued against Clean Harbors Plaquemine, LLC for allegedly violating a Court Order entered by the 18th J.D.C., Parish of Iberville at a hearing scheduled […]

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Looks like Picasso can paint a turd and make it look beautiful

Oct 03, 2006 No Comments

FROM ADRANTS.COM Sample reactions to Dow’s “human element” campaign While watching this 90″ spot, part of a new brand campaign from Dow Chemical created by FCB Chicago [actually Golin Harris], we are reminded of the unfortunate mindset that invades large companies which do so many things it becomes impossible even to remotely explain what the […]

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Dow's "Human Element" campaign designed to "deflect" Bhopal campaign

Oct 03, 2006 No Comments

(Golin Harris is the company that designed Dow’s $30 million “Human Element” campaign) GOLINHARRIS AIMS TO ‘LEVERAGE AND DEFLECT’ ACTIVISTS Source: GolinHarris media release, September 12, 2006 Global PR firm GolinHarris has unveiled a range of new “practices and products,” including one it has dubbed “Engage: Activist Issues Management.” The firm explains, “In response to […]

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More woes for South America's leading cellulose producer: Neighbours of Chile's Celco upset with foul-smelling plant

Oct 03, 2006 No Comments

RENATA STEPANOV, EL MERCURIO, LA NACIÓN, OCTOBER 3, 2006 Pollution coming from Celco’s new plant in Nueva Aldea has caused many complaints. Chile’s largest cellulose production company, Celco, is facing criticism about smells emanating from its new US$1.4 billion plant in Nueva Aldea (Region X). This latest woe comes after the company’s much publicized stand-off […]

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Owner weighs uses for former Union Carbide HQ: site's fate could be decided by year-end

Oct 03, 2006 No Comments

BOB CHUVALA, FAIRFIELD COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL, OCTOBER 2, 2006 The 1.3-million-square-foot Corporate Center in Danbury may be moving closer to being sold later this year or early next, although the building’s owners are still weighing other options for the property. “No decision has been made, and probably none will be made until after the first […]

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Veterans remember Agent Orange

Oct 03, 2006 No Comments

NEAL GOSWAMI, BENNINGTON BANNER, OCTOBER 2, 2OO6 Vietnam veteran John Miner stands next to a plaque dedicated to victims of Agent Orange in front of the Bennington Town Office on Sunday. Photo by Neal Goswami BENNINGTON — Millions of veterans of the Vietnam War were exposed to Agent Orange between 1962 and 1971, and on […]

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Minamata's latest chapter: Japan Times editorial

Oct 03, 2006 No Comments

THE JAPAN TIMES, OCTOBER 3, 2006 This year marked the 50th anniversary of the official recognition of Minamata disease, a symbol of postwar industrial pollution in Japan. But the episode of massive organic mercury poisoning is not a thing of the past. On Aug. 11, a group of 100 people who have not been officially […]

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Oak Ridge weapons plant consolidates uranium reserves

Oct 03, 2006 No Comments

NEWSCHANNEL5.COM, OCTOBER 2, 2006 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Some 240 containers of highly enriched uranium have been relocated and consolidated at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge over the past year. Government officials said today this potentially will save (M) millions of dollars to guard them. The bomb-grade material had been stored in one of […]

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