Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Children-Swim-in-Popondetta-27MZIFLEVV_V.htmlConceptually similarChildren Fish in PopondettaGP019A4Completed★★★★Palm Oil Plantation in PopondettaGP018ZGCompleted★★★★Sewerage Plant in PopondettaGP0194HCompleted★★★★Fertilizers Bags near PopondettaGP019FMCompleted★★★★Sewerage Plant in PopondettaGP018S5Completed★★★★Boy in Village of AhoraGP01AMSCompleted★★★★Independence Day in PopondettaGP018R3Completed★★★★Molly Ake and Children in PopondettaGP0190BCompleted★★★★Molly Ake and Child in PopondettaGP01D3UCompleted★★★★View AllGP0190CChildren Swim in PopondettaChildren are fishing and swimming in the Double Cross River at a point where palm oil effluent enters the waterway. GPS: S08.72254 E148.20583.Locations:Melanesia-Oro Province-Pacific Islands-Papua New Guinea-PopondettaDate:20 Sep, 2007Credit:© Greenpeace / Peter SolnessMaximum size:2100px X 1395pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Children-Climate (campaign title)-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Pacific Islander ethnicities-River pollution-SwimmingShoot:Palm Oil Industry Documentation in Papua New GuineaThe Palm Oil industry in Papua New Guinea is raising issues of both social and environmental concern. Land belonging to indigenous people has been acquired by the government for growing the crop. Workers on the plantations are not given proper safety equipment and water supplies have been contaminated affecting the health of local communities. The burning of forest areas for Palm Oil is a massive environmental hazard as carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, making a substantial contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.