Volume 88 Issue 23 | p. 35
Issue Date: June 7, 2010

Greenpeace Targets Dupont Facilities

Environmental group draws attention to risks posed by use of toxic chemicals
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: chemical plant security, toxic gases, protest

The environmental group Greenpeace has taken its campaign against industrial use of chlorine to the air, using a giant green blimp to conduct “citizen inspections” of two DuPont chemical plants along the Delaware River.

The activists’ publicity stunt on May 21 was designed to focus attention on the potential risks posed by facilities that use chlorine and other toxic gases. The activists also wanted to build support for security . . .

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