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17 Aug 2016 description

10e anniversaire de l’incident ‘Probo Koala’ - Vendredi 19 août 2016

GENÈVE (16 août 2016) – A propos du 10e anniversaire du déversement illégal de déchets toxiques en Côte d’Ivoire, un groupe d’experts des Nations Unies* exhorte le gouvernement ivoirien, l’ensemble des Etats responsables et de la communauté internationale à saisir cette occasion pour aborder les répercussions constantes des droits de l’incident.

17 Aug 2016 description

10th anniversary of the ‘Probo Koala incident’ - Friday 19 August 2016

GENEVA (17 August 2016) – Speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire, a group of United Nations experts* urge the Ivorian Government, all responsible States and the international community to take this opportunity to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident.

18 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Peru

Posted on febrero 17, 2016 by Gobierno Regional de Loreto

El Ministro de Salud y el Gobernador Regional se estarían desplazando a las zonas afectadas por la rabia silvestre y el derrame de petróleo.

El ministro de Salud, Aníbal Velásquez, se encuentra en la región Loreto debido a la situación de emergencia del Datem del Marañón por la rabia silvestre y la contaminación que se originó por el ruptura de la tubería del Oleoducto Nor Peruano (ubicado a 13.1 kms de la comunidad nativa Mayuriaga) al parecer como consecuencia de la fisura de unos 55 cm del mencionado oleoducto.

25 Jun 2015 description

U.S.A. - Severe weather
• Severe weather, including thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes affected several areas of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States on 21-23 June. Several tornadoes were reported in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan on 22 June.
• According to media (as of 23 June), seven people were injured and several damages occurred, mostly in the area of Coal City in northern Illinois.

20 May 2015 description

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda

Nairobi, 19 May 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

18 Aug 2014 description

Experts available for interview on anniversary of waste dump

Dozens of local residents have told Amnesty International they fear the long-term health impact of toxic waste belonging to multinational oil trader Trafigura dumped in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, exactly eight years ago tomorrow.

18 Apr 2014 description
report World Bank

More energy-efficient and reliable utility services for households, schools, and hospitals

03 Apr 2014 description

Increase in Cancer Unlikely following Fukushima Exposure - says UN Report

Low Risk of Thyroid Cancer Among Children Most Exposed

VIENNA, 2 April (UN Information Service) - Cancer levels are likely to remain stable in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power accident, according to a new UN report released today.

25 Sep 2012 description

Amnesty International et Greenpeace demandent l'ouverture d'une enquête pénale

Trafigura, multinationale responsable du déversement en 2006 de déchets toxiques à Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), à la suite duquel plus de 100 000 personnes ont dû se faire soigner, doit faire l'objet d'une enquête pénale au Royaume-Uni, concluent Amnesty International et Greenpeace International dans un nouveau rapport rendu public mardi 25 septembre 2012.

25 Sep 2012 description

Report slams failure to prevent toxic waste dumping in West Africa

Amnesty International and Greenpeace call for criminal investigation

Trafigura, the multinational company behind the 2006 dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, resulting in over 100,000 people seeking medical assistance, must be criminally investigated in the UK, Amnesty International and Greenpeace Netherlands conclude in a major new report released today.

16 Aug 2012 description
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23 May 2012 description

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The earthquake and tsunami in Japan on 11 March 2011 led to releases of radioactive material into the environment from the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. This report describes an initial estimate of radiation doses resulting from this accident to characteristic members of the public in populations around the world.

13 Feb 2012 description

From Soil Carbon to Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors, UNEP Year Book Highlights Key Emerging Issues

Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century.

12th Special Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum

Nairobi, 13 February 2012 ? Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century.

01 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

PORT HARCOURT, 30 November 2011 (IRIN) - Residents of Ogoniland, in Rivers State, have been struggling since 2008 to hold oil companies and the Nigerian government to account for catastrophic pollution. Recent reports and NGOs say the longer communities wait for action to be taken, the worse the impact on people's health and livelihoods will get.

04 Aug 2011 description

UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment Reveals Extent of Environmental Contamination and Threats to Human Health

Drinking Water Pollution in Some Places So Serious Immediate Emergency Action Needed

Full Environmental Restoration May Take Up to 30 Years with Calls for an Initial US$1 Billion Fund to Kick-Start Clean-Up