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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea the Netherlands 

Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea the Netherlands 

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09/08/1999 
With tonnes of kilos of toxic sludge at the doorstep of the Port of Rotterdam Greenpeace ends the protest in September against the dumping of highly polluted sludge from the Rotterdam harbour in the North Sea. A whole week about thirty Greenpeace activists prevent the dredger vessel Hein from discharging its toxic cargo of TBT in the North Sea. Activists in inflatables block the ship offshore of Scheveningen and other activists board the dredger vessel Hein and sit in protective clothing on the toxic sludge. After summary proceedings by the Port of Rotterdam Greenpeace stops the action and brings back a part of the polluted sludge to the harbour. The Rotterdam sludge is polluted with tributyltin (TBT), a toxic processed in many ship paints to prevent the growth of alga and sea acorns to the ship's hull. TBT damages sea life. Female shellfish develop male sexual characteristics and become infertile. Because of this the sea whelks have already disappeared in the Wadden Sea. The 16 million tonnes of sludge from Rotterdam that is dumped in the North Sea yearly, exceeds the environmental standard of the Dutch government for TBT with 500 times. The action of Greenpeace is part of the worldwide campaign against POP's (Persistent Organic Pollutants). POP's do not decompose readily or quickly in the environment and they cover long distances in the environment. They accumulate in the fatty of humans and animals and are often hormone disrupting.
Greenpeace Campaigner Michelle Sheather during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
08/20/1999 
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Greenpeace Meets Harbour Authorities in  Rotterdam
09/13/1999 
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Crew Members on Board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
09/13/1999 
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Protest against Toxic Waste Dumping in Rotterdam
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Activist on board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
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Activist on Board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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Greenpeace Collects Evidence of Toxic TBT Sludge in the North Sea
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Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in the North Sea
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Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Cargo of TBT in the North Sea
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Greenpeace Collects Evidence of Toxic TBT Sludge on Dredger Vessel Hein in the North Sea
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Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
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Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Waste in the North Sea
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Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN in Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
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Engineer on Board the MV Greenpeace during "Down to zero" Toxic Tour
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Activists during Fire Fighting Training on Board the MV Greenpeace
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Crew Member on Board the MV Greenpeace
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Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN to Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
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Activists Board Dredger Vessel HEIN in the North Sea
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Greenpeace Stops Dredger HEIN from Discharging Toxic Waste in the North Sea
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Action against Toxic Sludge Dumping in the North Sea
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Greenpeace Occupies Dredger HEIN to Protest against Toxic Waste Dump in the North Sea
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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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Down to Zero Tour in the North Sea
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Down to Zero Tour in the North Sea
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Down to Zero Tourin the North Sea
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Toxics Action Stop Dumping TBT Sludge at North Sea
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