Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Toxics-Action-Placing-Rainwater-Gauge-in-Rotterdam-27MZIFLUSH2O.htmlConceptually similarToxics Action Placing Rainwater Gauge in RotterdamGP01ONVCompleted★★★★Toxics Action Placing Rainwater Gauge in RotterdamGP01ONWCompleted★★★★Toxics Action Placing Rainwater Gauge in RotterdamGP01ONXCompleted★★★★Toxics Action Placing Rainwater Gauge in RotterdamGP01ONTCompleted★★★★Toxics Action Placing Rainwater Gauge in RotterdamGP01ONUCompleted★★★★Delivery Rainwater Gauge to Van Geel in The Hague GP01MJACompleted★★★★Delivery Rainwater Gauge to Van Geel in The Hague GP01MJ9Completed★★★★★★Delivery Rainwater Gauge to Van Geel in The HagueGP017RVCompleted★★★★Toxics Action Rainwater Project at Secondary School in AmsterdamGP01OPZCompleted★★★★View AllGP01EK0Toxics Action Placing Rainwater Gauge in RotterdamBarrel with sticker that reads "Regenwater onderzoek 2003", which translates to English as "Rainwater survey 2003" outside the facilities of ExxonMobile, chemical firm in Rotterdam.In original language:Toxicactie Plaatsen Regenmeter in Rotterdam Vat met sticker waarop staat "Regenwater onderzoek 2003" bij de chemiefabriek van ExxonMobile in Rotterdam.Locations:Europe, West Europe-Netherlands-RotterdamDate:14 Feb, 2003Credit:© Greenpeace / Ben DeimanMaximum size:5443px X 3531pxKeywords:Barrels-Chemical plants-Day-ExxonMobil (Esso)-Fences-KWCI (GPI)-Logos-Outdoors-Persistent organic pollutants-Research-Samples-Stickers-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Toxics Action Placing Rainwater Gauge in Rotterdam the NetherlandsIn February and March Greenpeace collects at 47 locations in the Netherlands rainwater, among these locations are 23 secondary schools. Part of the rainwater study is an educational program at these schools about toxics in our environment. Greenpeace also collects rainwater near chemical production and manufacturing sites, like Shinetsu and ExxonMobil. There are also three foreign measuring points. The study focuses on the so-called POP's (Persistent Organic Pollutants). These toxics can be found in the consumer products we daily use. POP's do not decompose readily or quickly in the environment and they cover long distances in the environment and can be found in household dust, but also at the North Pole. They accumulate in the fatty of humans and animals and are often hormone disrupting. TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) will study the presence of POP's in rainwater. Greenpeace wants a ban on the production and usage of these toxics. They urge the industry to change to non-toxic alternatives.