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Tilbury turns away cargo of toxic waste

Title
Tilbury turns away cargo of toxic waste
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
9 Aug 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:02:34
Description
Tony Williams reports on the decision of port managers at Tilbury docks in Essex to refuse to unload a cargo of toxic waste. The ruling came after protests by Greenpeace activists. The Russian ship, the Khudozhnik Saryan was forced to return to Canada with its load of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Includes interview with Greenpeace spokesman, Paul Horsman; Peter Firth, Port of London; Tim Birch, Greenpeace; John McNab(?), Tilbury docks; Sir Bernard Braine MP.
Contributors
Bernard Braine; Tony Williams; Paul Horsman; Peter Firth; Tim Birch; John McNab(?)
Keywords
Dangerous materials; UK; Political protests; Great Britain; Demonstrations; England; Environment; Greenpeace; Essex; Toxic waste; Tilbury docks; Polychlorinated biphenyls; PCBs

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