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Shoot: Toxics Action Blocking AKZO Quay at Chemiehaven in Rotterdam the Netherlands

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Greenpeace activists block the quay used by organic chlorine producer AKZO in the Chemiehaven in Rotterdam. At this quay AKZO loads ships with vinyl chloride which is a carcinogen and the basic material for PVC. During the production of vinyl chloride large amounts of poisonous compounds are emitted into the air and discharged into the water. During the action activists build a pyramid of 21 barrels with the painted text reading 'AKZO Gif Chemie' which translates to English as 'AKZO Toxics Chemistry'. The barrels contain PVC-waste. AKZO reacts directly and invites Greenpeace for a meeting, but during the conversation AKZO states that they will not run down the chlorine production and refuse to stop the production of toxic and polluting chlorine products, like PVC. They give no reason why they cannot stop. Greenpeace urges the Dutch government to pursue a more strict policy regarding the chlorine production and products.
Toxics Action Blocking AKZO Quay at Chemiehaven in Rotterdam
18 Jun, 1991
Toxics Action Blocking AKZO Quay at Chemiehaven in Rotterdam
Toxics Action Blocking AKZO Quay at Chemiehaven in Rotterdam
18 Jun, 1991
Toxics Action Blocking AKZO Quay at Chemiehaven in Rotterdam
Toxics Action Blocking AKZO Quay at Chemiehaven in Rotterdam
18 Jun, 1991
Toxics Action Blocking AKZO Quay at Chemiehaven in Rotterdam
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