Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Action-against-Ocean-Incinerator-Vulcanus-II-in-Antwerp-27MZIFJV98E.htmlConceptually similarAction against Ocean Incinerator Vulcanus II in AntwerpGP01NX6Completed★★★★Action against Incinerator Vulcanus II in North SeaGP0MKYCompleted★★★★Action against Incinerator Vulcanus II in North SeaGP01DRACompleted★★★★Action against Incinerator Vulcanus II in North SeaGP0EIZCompleted★★★★★★★Action against Incinerator Vulcanus II in North SeaGP03KOCompleted★★★★★★★Outflow Pipe Action at BASF in BelgiumGP016L6Completed★★★★Action against Dumpship Wadsy Tanker in AntwerpGP01P5TCompleted★★★★Action against Dumpship Wadsy Tanker in AntwerpGP01P5VCompleted★★★★Ocean Incinerator Vulcanus II burning Toxic WasteGP098QCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP06JNAction against Ocean Incinerator Vulcanus II in AntwerpGreenpeace activists dive into the water at the Antwerp harbour and try to prevent Vulcanus II from mooring for loading chemical waste. They hold a banner reading "Ban the burn".In original language:Toxicactie tegen Verbrandingsschip Vulcanus II in AntwerpenGreenpeace actievoerders duiken in het water van de haven van Antwerpen en proberen tegen te houden dat Vulcanus II aanmeert om afval te gaan laden. Ze houden een spandoek vast met de tekst "Ban the burn".Locations:Antwerp-Belgium-Europe, West EuropeDate:14 Sep, 1986Credit:© Greenpeace / H. WesterlingMaximum size:5631px X 3758pxKeywords:Access blockade actions-Actions and protests-Banners-Boats-Buoys-Day-Greenpeace activists-Harbours-Incineration-Incinerators-KWCI (GPI)-Marine pollution-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)-Two peopleShoot:Action against Ocean Incinerator Vulcanus II in AntwerpFour Greenpeace activists dive into the water at the Antwerp harbour and together with two Greenpeace inflatables they try to prevent Vulcanus II from mooring for loading chemical waste. The Vulcanus crew sprays with power hoses to stop the activists. Under the authority of the Dutch company Ocean Combustion Service (OCS), the ocean incinerator ship Vulcanus II leaves every three weeks the Antwerp harbour loaded with 3000 tonnes of chemical waste. This waste comes from the chemical industry and contains of toxic and often carcinogenic chemical compounds, like pvc's. Eighty miles offshore of Den Helder the waste is incinerated in incinerators with a temperture of at least 1100 degrees Celsius. According to OCS 99.9% of the chemical waste is burned, this is however never proven and if so 0,01% of 3000 tonnes is still 300 kilos of toxics that ends up in the environment. Because of an increase of transports by land and sea and the storage in a densely populated area like the Antwerp harbour, the liability for severe accidents becomes bigger. A disaster with such toxics will be disastrous and cause unrestorable damage for humankind and the environment. That's why Greenpeace wants a ban on the incineration of chemical waste at sea.