Toxic Chemicals and Waste

A non-governmental research based organization, working closely with government, private sector and local communities to improve solid waste condition. Bangladesh.
NGO sites
A non-profit environmental justice service and developmental organization, groundWork seeks to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in South Africa, and increasingly in Southern Africa, through assisting civil society to have a greater impact on environmental governance.
Pesticide Action Network (PAN)
Network of over 600 participating NGOs, institutions and individuals in over 60 countries working to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound alternatives.
Pesticide Action Network Asia & the Pacific (PAN-AP)
PAN Asia and the Pacific is one of the five regional centres of PAN International - a global coalition of citizens' groups and individuals, who are working to promote sustainable agriculture, and oppose the use of pesticides. The site provides ample documentation and links to further information and data bases related to PAN-AP's Work Programmes on Women in Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture, Pesticides and their Alternatives, Genetic Engineering and other Campaigns and Media efforts.
The Bhopal Medical Appeal
More than 20 years after the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, upwards of 100,000 people in the city are still seriously ill and the drinking water of a further 20,000 has been poisoned by chemicals leaking from the abandoned plant. Union Carbide and its 100% owner Dow Chemical, refuse to clean their factory.
Toxics Link
Indian Network of NGOs, voluntary organizations and individuals concerned about toxic pollution. Its goal is to develop an information exchange mechanism that will strengthen campaigns against toxics pollution, help push industries towards cleaner production and link groups working on toxics issues into a National Toxics Movement in India.
International and Regional Organizations
International NGOs and Networks
Information Resources

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Selected news
Glyphosate herbicide, the poison from the skies
Tue Aug 30 2005 - Source: WRM
Glyphosate herbicides are widely used in agriculture. Monsanto has developed a series of genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops which are not damaged by Roundup, no matter how much is sprayed on the crops. Those who are certainly damaged are local people and local environments.
Native community wins battle against uranium mining in Arizona, USA
Mon Jun 20 2005 - Source: Third World Network Features
Allied community groups have achieved a hard-won victory: a ban on uranium mining, milling, and processing on the vast Navajo lands in Arizona and New Mexico, USA. A nuclear industry, with the help of the US federal government, has exploited the uranium reservation since the 1940s spreading contamination into Navajo's lands and waters.
Gold mine sparks battle in Peru
Thu Jun 02 2005 - Source: BBC
The village of Choropampa in the Andean region of Perú, has become synonymous with the struggle between the foreign mining company Newmont and their Peruvian neighbours, many of whom argue they are negatively affected by the social and environmental impacts of mining.

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