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Greenpeace puts Dioxin Elimination on the map!

Greenpeace puts Dioxin Elimination on the map!

WELLINGTON, OCTOBER 12: Greenpeace’s call for the government to aim to eliminate dioxins is enhanced by a powerful new data-base driven website.

Using cutting edge Global Information System technology Greenpeace’s Toxics Map

See...http://www.greenpeace.org.nz/toxics-map

complements today’s activity outside Parliament Buildings, which is also part of the the nine-centre Eliminate Dioxin Drive. New Zealanders are urged to call on the Government to stand up to protect their health and environment from dioxins, some of the most lethal chemicals known.

"The New Zealand government is one of a small handful of countries which have so far failed to aim to eliminate dioxins at an international toxics treaty. The vast majority of nations of the world have agreed to eliminate dioxins, so why not New Zealand?" says Sue Connor, Greenpeace Toxics Campaigner.

Because dioxin pollution impacts on all New Zealanders Greenpeace is giving them a chance to have their say.

“Greenpeace has taken key information that has previously been buried in a Ministry for the Environment Report, and turned it into a potently accessible format that every New Zealander can access. At the click of a mouse a Toxics Map on Greenpeace’s website is accessed, revealing 40 deadly dioxin sites scattered throughout the country,’ says Connor.

“People can access pertinent information about their nearest dioxin polluting site including the site owner, local council, member of parliament, and the level of pollution at each site.

“The Toxics Map then allows individuals to take immediate action to express their concerns about dioxin pollution with a cyber letter to the local politician and the Environment Minister. It's just a quick click of the mouse away,” explains Connor.

"Unless the New Zealand position changes the government itself becomes the greatest obstacle to a toxics free future," concludes Connor.

For more information please call Greenpeace Toxics Campaigner Sue Connor on 025 269 5001 or arrange an interview with Greenpeace Media Co- ordinator, Margaret Taylor, phone 09 630 6317.


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