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Greenpeace criticises Japan radiation screening

Greenpeace called on Tokyo to toughen radiation screening and food labelling rules on Thursday after it said low levels of radiation had been detected in seafood sold at Japanese stores. The environmental pressure group said it tested 60 seafood samples bought at stores in eastern Japan operated by five major supermarket chains and…

Toxic mining disasters ‘loom in eastern Europe’

Toxic mining disasters loom in eastern Europe as the European Union has failed to pass legislation a year after Hungary’s lethal toxic mud spill, an environmentalist group said on Monday. “Hungary has let its presidency of the EU pass without taking any action to defuse further ticking time bombs in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Gabor Figeczky, the head…

Hungary toxic levels ‘lower than expected’ after spill

A year after Hungary’s worst chemicals spill released vast amounts of poisonous red mud, levels of toxic substances are lower than feared but still above average, Greenpeace said on Wednesday. “All in all the levels of toxic contamination, particularly in maize and in the soil, are lower than feared,” said Herwig Schuster from the environmental pressure…

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