Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Toxics-TBT-Dredging-action-in-Finland-27MZIFLR0NI8.htmlConceptually similarToxics TBT Dredging action in FinlandGP01IOVCompleted★★★★Toxics TBT Dredging action in FinlandGP01IOWCompleted★★★★★★Toxics Action Collecting Mud Samples in the Rotterdam Harbour GP01MNUCompleted★★★★★★Toxics Action Collecting Mud Samples in the Rotterdam Harbour GP01MNYCompleted★★★★Toxics Action Collecting Mud Samples in the Rotterdam Harbour GP01MNZCompleted★★★★Dredging in Harbour near IzmirGP0XYTCompleted★★★★Harvester clearcutting old-growth forest.GP0Y4SCompleted★★★★Harvesters clearcutting old-growth forest.GP011ZHCompleted★★★★Open Boat on the Arctic Sunrise in TurkuGP0STOV46Completed★★★★View AllGP01IOUToxics TBT Dredging action in FinlandActivists on rubber boats hold banners and stop a digging machine in the harbor which is dredging mud containing tributyltin (TBT), a toxin mainly used in paints on the hulls of ships. Locations:Europe-Finland-Pansio-Scandinavia-TurkuDate:18 Aug, 2005Credit:© Greenpeace / Patrik RastenbergerMaximum size:1979px X 2583pxKeywords:Access blockade actions-Actions and protests-Banners-Canoes-Day-Diggers-Dredging-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Toxics TBT Dredging action in FinlandGreenpeace stops the dredging work in Pansio harbor and declares that the mud in the harbor contains large amounts of tributyltin (TBT). TBT is an environmental toxin which originates from harbor shipyards, where it is used mainly in paints on the hulls of ships. A company hired by the Port of Turku has been dredging the mud at the bottom of Pansio harbor from the beginning of the month. The company plans to move about 200,000 cubic meters of the mud into another part of the sea, North Airisto, which has already received more than three million cubic meters of mud containing TBT since the 1990s.