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July 2, 2020

ToxicoWatch is performing a biomonitoring research of emissions of an incinerator in Zubieta, in the Basque Country, Spain. Starting zero-measurements before incinerator starts to operate and monitoring will continue the next coming years.

Biomonitoring takes place at different matrices. Human mother milk, eggs of backyard chicken, vegetation/leaves of Pine needles (Pinus Radiata), Holy (Ilex aquifolium), Gorse (Ulex...

June 12, 2019

Although presented as state of the art, the youngest incinerator in the Netherlands is far from a clean: long-term tests reveal emissions of dioxin, furan and persistent organic pollutants far beyond the limits.

The case of the REC plant raises important questions for future policy-making concerning waste incineration and its potential effects on public health and the environment.

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November 24, 2017

How to deal with toxic pollution: That was the main theme of the IPEN Central and Eastern Europe Regional Meeting that took place in Prague in October, 2017. The three-day conference of regional non-governmental organizations discussed a common future approach for Central and Eastern Europe. The meeting included an excursion to Spolana – a chlorine factory which is the biggest contemporary polluter of the Czech Republic. Abel...

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