The ten leading national clean-up projects at contaminated sites in 2014
Green Cross Switzerland, the independent environmental organisation, is cooperating with the Blacksmith Institute of the USA to publish a list of the ten leading national clean-up projects at contaminated sites in 2014. The top ten list is based on criteria drawn up by an international group of environmental and health experts including researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the City University of New York.
The ten countries in the list have cleaned up at least one contaminated site, with measurable results for the affected population group; they have national intervention plans for cleaning up polluted sites; and they have signed one or more conventions on chemicals or waste such as the Basel, Rotterdam or Stockholm (BRS) Conventions.
The top ten list is arranged in alphabetical order according to country names.
The 2014 Environmental Toxin Report presents information about the disastrous effects of environmental contamination on the health of 200 million people, and it describes how the development potential of many countries is being held in check as a result. Resolute action must be taken at global level against the hazards posed by sources of environmental toxins by focusing the available resources in order to implement measures and put innovations into practice. The technology required to rectify environmental pollution is already available, as is the relevant specialist expertise.
Photographs of the ten leading national clean-up projects at contaminated sites in 2014 can be downloaded at: