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STOP TOXIC RED MUD WASTE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS RESULTING FROM RED MUD FLOODING!

STOP TOXIC RED MUD WASTE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS RESULTING FROM RED MUD FLOODING!
  
  

 

Why this is important to me

Red mud has been named the most serious sustainable environmental problem associated with the aluminum industry and recently led to the tragic loss of human life and environmental damage in Hungary, with other spills also occurring in India, China, Canada and Brazil. The environmental and social costs associated with bauxite mines and the Bayer process are spurring opposition to the development of new alumina production opportunities in a number of key countries.

Citizens, the world over, should demand better laws to protect them from the creation of the toxic red mud residue and flooding.

I am all for the production of aluminum; however, I am totally against the toxic residue resulting from the "Bayer manufacturing process". New technology exists which does not create the toxic red mud residue and environmentally remediate the existing red mud.

We must stand together and sign this petition to influence governments, corporate citizens etc to institute changes to protect our environment.

Here are articles on the matter:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/10/a_flood_of_toxic_sludge.html [Images of red mud flooding]

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Brazil+red+mud+flood&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Ip4_UKDhKMPJ0QG0v4G4Cw&ved=0CFsQsAQ&biw=1272&bih=605 [Images of red mud flooding]

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2007/04/07/alcan-river.html

http://www.earthtimes.org/pollution/red-mud-remediation-treatment-developed/2116/

http://world.einnews.com/pr_news/108018726/canadian-company-offers-the-first-treatment-to-neutralize-red-mud

http://www.dnaindia.com/mobile/report.php?n=1722627&p=0

http://www.aluminiumtoday.com/news/view/canada-orbite-aluminae-incs-patented-red-mud-neutralisation-treatment

Posted August 18, 2012
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