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Shoot: Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea the Netherlands

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With tonnes of kilos of toxic sludge at the doorstep of the Port of Rotterdam Greenpeace ends the protest in September against the dumping of highly polluted sludge from the Rotterdam harbour in the North Sea. A whole week about thirty Greenpeace activists prevent the dredger vessel Hein from discharging its toxic cargo of TBT in the North Sea. Activists in inflatables block the ship offshore of Scheveningen and other activists board the dredger vessel Hein and sit in protective clothing on the toxic sludge. After summary proceedings by the Port of Rotterdam Greenpeace stops the action and brings back a part of the polluted sludge to the harbour. The Rotterdam sludge is polluted with tributyltin (TBT), a toxic processed in many ship paints to prevent the growth of alga and sea acorns to the ship's hull. TBT damages sea life. Female shellfish develop male sexual characteristics and become infertile. Because of this the sea whelks have already disappeared in the Wadden Sea. The 16 million tonnes of sludge from Rotterdam that is dumped in the North Sea yearly, exceeds the environmental standard of the Dutch government for TBT with 500 times. The action of Greenpeace is part of the worldwide campaign against POP's (Persistent Organic Pollutants). POP's do not decompose readily or quickly in the environment and they cover long distances in the environment. They accumulate in the fatty of humans and animals and are often hormone disrupting.
Greenpeace Campaigner Michelle Sheather during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
20 Aug, 1999
Greenpeace Campaigner Michelle Sheather during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
Greenpeace Meets Harbour Authorities in  Rotterdam
13 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Meets Harbour Authorities in Rotterdam
Crew Members on Board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
13 Sep, 1999
Crew Members on Board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
Protest against Toxic Waste Dumping in Rotterdam
13 Sep, 1999
Protest against Toxic Waste Dumping in Rotterdam
Activist on board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
13 Sep, 1999
Activist on board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
Activist on Board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
13 Sep, 1999
Activist on Board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Greenpeace Collects Evidence of Toxic TBT Sludge in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Collects Evidence of Toxic TBT Sludge in the North Sea
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in the North Sea
Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Cargo of TBT in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Cargo of TBT in the North Sea
Greenpeace Collects Evidence of Toxic TBT Sludge on Dredger Vessel Hein in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Collects Evidence of Toxic TBT Sludge on Dredger Vessel Hein in the North Sea
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Waste in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Waste in the North Sea
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
Engineer on Board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
10 Sep, 1999
Engineer on Board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
Activists during Fire Fighting Training on Board the MV Greenpeace
10 Sep, 1999
Activists during Fire Fighting Training on Board the MV Greenpeace
Crew Member on Board the MV Greenpeace
10 Sep, 1999
Crew Member on Board the MV Greenpeace
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN to Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN to Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
Activists Board Dredger Vessel HEIN in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Activists Board Dredger Vessel HEIN in the North Sea
Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Waste in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Waste in the North Sea
Action against Toxic Sludge Dumping in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Action against Toxic Sludge Dumping in the North Sea
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN to Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN to Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Down to Zero Tour in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Down to Zero Tour in the North Sea
Down to Zero Tour in the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Down to Zero Tour in the North Sea
Down to Zero Tourin the North Sea
10 Sep, 1999
Down to Zero Tourin the North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
8 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
8 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
8 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
8 Sep, 1999
Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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