toxic wastes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on toxic wastes


Groups to Aquino: Remind Canada about illegal trash

May 04, 2015 - 2:21 PM

UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III s state visit to Canada is a chance for him to bring up illegally shipped garbage that has been stranded in Manila ports for two years

NOT A DUMPSITE. Environmentalists tell President Benigno Aquino III to remind Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that container vans of garbage from Canada are still stranded in Philippine ports. Photo by Gigie Cruz/BAN Toxics

PH Coast Guard hikes fines for toxic waste dumping in seas

Mar 04, 2015 - 4:28 PM

Ships caught dumping toxic waste into Philippine waters will be fined P100 000 to P500 000 – up from a previous fine of only P10 000

TOXIC. Philippine seas are vulnerable to toxic substances released into it, such as the oil that spilled from a Petron depot in Cavite in August 2013. Photo from EPA

Miriam Santiago: Probe toxic waste dumping in PH

Sep 16, 2014 - 11:02 AM

The senator files a resolution to look into garbage exported by developed countries to the Philippines

'200 million people at risk from toxic pollution'

Nov 05, 2013 - 1:40 PM

A new top 10 list of the World s Worst Polluted Places is released based on more than 2 000 risk assessments in 49 countries

E-WASTE. 'E-waste' in a trash dump in Agbogbloshie in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana, 8 August 2008. EPA/Jane Hahn

Subic waste 'dumping' not VFA covered

Nov 11, 2012 - 3:50 PM

This means local laws can be applied if the US navy defense contractor is found liable for dumping toxic waste on Subic Bay

VFA IS OUT. The government says a Malaysian company accused of dumping waste in Subic Bay cannot invoke the PH-US VFA to avoid prosecution in local court