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Top ten successful solutions against dangerous pollutants

28.10.2009

 

Green Cross Switzerland and US-based Blacksmith Institute, two independent environmental organizations, are presenting ten of the most successful programs implemented to clean up some of the most polluted places. The overwhelming success of these remediation programs illustrates that the fight against pollution in developing countries can lead to dramatic improvements in human health and even save lives, especially those of children. These bright spots should persuade governments and non-governmental organizations to step up funding for similar remediation programs, concludes the independent environmental report issued today by New York-based Blacksmith Institute and Green Cross Switzerland.

 

"This year, instead of our annual listing of the world’s most polluted places or most dangerous pollutants, we are focusing on the positive and promising developments in the fight against life-threatening pollutants," says Richard Fuller, president and founder of Blacksmith Institute. "The takeaway here is that eliminating pollutants is difficult but not impossible. We just need to find the resources and the commitment to do it and to do it quickly," adds Dr. Stephan Robinson, Unit Manager (Water, Legacy) at Green Cross Switzerland.

 

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Las diez soluciones de mayor éxito contra los contaminantes tóxicos más peligrosos in Spanish language (Word .rtf)

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