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Blacksmith Institute: The 2007 Worst Polluted Places

In September 2007 the Blacksmith Institute published its updated list of the World's Worst Polluted Places, highlighting the "top ten" and the "dirty thirty".   In October 2007, an international consortium of environmental ministers, researchers and non-governmental organizations agreed to the launch the Global Pollution Remediation Fund (GPRF), a planned $400 million fund dedicated to combating toxic pollution in the developing world.  The following materials include the remediation fund announcement, the Blacksmith Institute report, and company responses to the report.

Press release: Global Pollution Remediation Fund Launches - Consortium Plans $400 Million for Environmental Clean Ups, Blacksmith Institute, 17 Oct 2007

Press release: Top Ten of Worst Polluted Places - Updated List Includes New Sites in China, India and Central Asia, Blacksmith Institute & Green Cross Switzerland, 12 Sep 2007

Full report: [PDF] The World's Worst Polluted Places: The Top Ten of the Dirty Thirty, Blacksmith Institute, Sep 2007

Company responses to the Blacksmith Institute report:

Chevron [PDF]

Norilsk Nickel [DOC]

Kazakhmys [DOC]