"Quand les Grimaldi descendent en Afrique, c’est des poubelles pleines de pochettes surprises. "

Jacky Bonnemains. Robin des Bois

(Français) Notre-Dame : un nouveau site pollué à Paris

19 Apr 2019

(Français) Notre-Dame : un nouveau site pollué à Paris

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Shell predicts us a black future

15 Apr 2019

Shell predicts us a black future

Press release n°1

The first generation of offshore oil platforms is getting old and the oil fields are running dry. In the North and Norwegian seas, about a hundred platforms will be dismantled between now and 2030. In 2050, there will be 500 platforms waiting to be dismantled.

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Déchets dans l’espace

27 Mar 2019

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Grimaldi Lines in Sète and Marseille!

25 Mar 2019

Grimaldi Lines in Sète and Marseille!

Grande America, Press Release n°9

Like the Grande America, which is polluting the seabed in the Bay of Biscay and like the Grande Nigeria, which is heading towards West Africa after a dozen so-called “minor” deficiencies have been identified on board by the Vessel Safety Center of Le Havre, a new specimen of the Grimaldi Lines fleet is approaching the French coast.

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Grande America: Inventory of Hazardous and Other Materials

21 Mar 2019

Grande America, press release n°8

Following Robin des Bois’ letter to the Secretary-General for the Sea requesting communication of the list of hazardous and non-hazardous materials loaded on the Grande America, a meeting was held today in Brest at the Atlantic Maritime Prefecture. Below is the list provided by the authorities, which includes more than 1,050 tons of hazardous materials.

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The Grande America – request for lifting doubts regarding sealed radioactive sources

19 Mar 2019

The Grande America, information note
March 19th 2019 – 10:25

Today at 9:45 am, at the plenary meeting of the HCTISN (High Committee for Transparency and Information on Nuclear Safety), the representative of Robin des Bois asked the ASN (Nuclear Safety Authority), the IRSN (French Institute of Radiological Protection and Reactor Safety) and other stakeholders to lift doubts about the possible presence of sealed radioactive sources for industrial use on board the Grande America ship, which caught fire and capsized on March 12th 2019.

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Grimaldi’s “Grande” ships pending departure and arrival in Le Havre

18 Mar 2019

The Grande America, press release n°6

Robin des Bois (Robin Hood) requests that the ships of Grimaldi Lines (owner of the Grande America) currently calling or expected to call in the port of Le Havre be urgently subjected to detailed inspections, particularly regarding fire-fighting systems, the on-board distribution of hazardous materials and the safety of the hundreds of used vehicles awaiting loading. Given the circumstances, a careful examination of on-board vehicles and containers should be carried out if necessary by OCLAESP (Central Office of the fight against environmental and public health violations).

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The Grande America: Safety First

18 Mar 2019

The Grande America, press release n°5.

As an NGO that has been keeping up with the kinetics of high or low intensity oil spills for 30 years, Robin des Bois advises people of good will to not engage in the collection of oil, algae or contaminated solid waste when they reach the shore.

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The Grande America: Grimaldi Lines took too much acid

15 Mar 2019

The Grande America, press release n°4.

Inconsistencies. At his press conference on March 13th 2019, the Atlantic Maritime Prefect stated that, according to the list of hazardous materials communicated to his services by Grimaldi Lines, there were 100 tonnes of hydrochloric acid and 70 tonnes of sulphuric acid [Class 8, corrosive substances] on board.

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The Grande America in the spotlight

15 Mar 2019

Grande America, press release n°3

List and summary description of all the Grande America’s deficiencies as identified by the Port State inspectors since 2010 (pdf). In particular, recurring deficiencies concerning the fire-fighting plans or equipments and non-compliances with the MARPOL Convention for the prevention of pollution at sea should be noted.

The Grande America, practically garbage herself, was carrying waste and was known to empty her garbage cans into the sea.

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France and Elephants

13 Mar 2019

France and Elephants

The French president is in Nairobi for the One Planet Summit. Robin des Bois’ director asked him to support the proposal of Kenya and the African Elephant Coalition countries in favour of CITES Appendix I banning all international trade in ivory. The next CITES plenary session will take place in Sri Lanka from 23 May to 3 June 2019.

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(Français) Adhérez !

13 Mar 2019

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The sinking of Grande America

12 Mar 2019

The sinking of Grande America

Grande America, press release n°2

Following the sinking of the Grande America, Robin des Bois hopes that the Atlantic Maritime Prefecture will be provided by the ship-owner Grimaldi with the complete list of cargoes and hazardous material loaded on board the ship. In order to assess the level of danger that is to arise as waste gradually escapes from the wreck, it is important to have accurate information. It is likely that, within a few days, oil and floating waste will disperse at sea and arrive on the French coastline, particularly in southern Brittany, the Pays de la Loire, and Aquitaine. Therefore, it would be reasonable to pre-position pollution response means (Polmar).

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(Français) Fessenheim. Après la fission, la fusion

11 Mar 2019

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South of Brittany: Grande America ablaze

11 Mar 2019

The container ship and car carrier had left Hamburg and was heading for Casablanca, then Dakar (Senegal), Conakry (Guinea), and Freetown (Sierra Leone). Afterwards, the ship was to carry on towards Brazil. The Grande America is 214 meters long and she flies the Italian flag. Logically, the ship is filled with used cars and a variety of second-hand vehicles, trailers, public work machinery, waste to be recycled, trailers loaded with tires, and containers with dangerous material to be used by West African major development projects or mines.

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“Shipbreaking” #54, special issue

1 Mar 2019

“Shipbreaking” #54, special issue

Bulletin of information and analysis on end-of-life ships (pdf – 7.7 Mo)
October-November-December 2018 Review
+ Overall assessment for 2018

October-November-December 2018 :
– 90% of the ships were scrapped in Asia and 38% belonged to European shipowners.
– The number of deflaggings for the last trip is increasing. It represents 44% of the ships to be scrapped. Palau is at the top of the hearse flags. The archipelago is the only one to deal with companies based in the British Virgin Islands.
– China is withdrawing from the market. Only 2 to 3 demolition yards remain open. Before suspending access in early 2019, China hosted to be demolished the Steve Irwin from the NGO Sea Shepherd, Netherlands flag, and the Swan, Curacao flag, a heavy lift carrier.

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(Français) Déchets post-catastrophe: les inondations d’août 2018 au Kerala (Inde)

28 Feb 2019

(Français) Déchets post-catastrophe: les inondations d’août 2018 au Kerala (Inde)

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Trash cows

18 Feb 2019

All the studies agree. Cows grazing grass, eating hay and corn silage swallow metal and plastic waste. These ingestions cause tumors, infections, fatal diseases.

In France, Interbev (Interprofessional Livestock and Meat) estimates that 60,000 large bovines suffer from tumours and infections caused by the accumulation of waste in their rumens. These 60,000 victims have been partially or totally seized from slaughterhouses and in the later case, the meat was not at all marketed. It is likely that the number of cows affected by this “waste disease” is higher than the official figure, and that deaths before arrival at the slaughterhouse are not quantified. The symptoms of “waste disease” are not specific and can be misattributed by farmers and veterinarians to other maladies.

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(Français) Pêche électrique

14 Feb 2019

(Français) Pêche électrique

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(Français) 2008-2018, transport maritime et fluvial de passagers : plus de 12.000 morts

4 Feb 2019

(Français) 2008-2018, transport maritime et fluvial de passagers : plus de 12.000 morts

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(Français) Un nouveau porte-conteneurs indésirable

24 Jan 2019

(Français) Un nouveau porte-conteneurs indésirable

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(Français) Stocamine

22 Jan 2019

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Pal

18 Jan 2019

Pal

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(Français) MSC Zoe, une déroute de la Soie

3 Jan 2019

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(Français) Depuis la Corse jusqu’à Alang

31 Dec 2018

(Français) Depuis la Corse jusqu’à Alang

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(Français) Le Japon pirate

26 Dec 2018

(Français) Le Japon pirate

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(Français) Les traverses remises dans le droit chemin

20 Dec 2018

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(Français) La déchéance des déchets

10 Dec 2018

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(Français) Des gilets jaunes oui, des panaches noirs non!

3 Dec 2018

(Français) Des gilets jaunes oui, des panaches noirs non!

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“On the Trail“ n°22, the defaunation bulletin

29 Nov 2018

“On the Trail“ n°22, the defaunation bulletin
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(Français) Sète, le port qui ne pense pas bête

26 Nov 2018

(Français) Sète, le port qui ne pense pas bête

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(Français) Inventaire des déchets de guerre du 1er janvier 2012 au 30 avril 2018

9 Nov 2018

(Français) Inventaire des déchets de guerre du 1er janvier 2012 au 30 avril 2018

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(Français) Les animaux et la Première Guerre Mondiale

5 Nov 2018

(Français) Les animaux et la Première Guerre Mondiale

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(Français) La fauche des anguilles

30 Oct 2018

(Français) La fauche des anguilles

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(Français) Saint-Martin, entre île hors d’usage et île aux trésors

22 Oct 2018

(Français) Saint-Martin, entre île hors d’usage et île aux trésors

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(Français) Carton rouge pour le football synthétique

12 Oct 2018

(Français) Carton rouge pour le football synthétique

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(Français) L’invasion des huîtres mutantes

28 Sep 2018

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Arctic : Ponant, the French cruise company, has made a white duck

7 Sep 2018

While Ponant published inner views from its future icebreaker, Commandant Charcot, a fiasco upset the French flag in its conquest and pollution of the Arctic Ocean.

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(Français) La France prise au piège du plutonium

6 Jul 2018

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The Atomic cartel on the defensive

6 Jul 2018

The Atomic cartel on the defensive

Press release and map on the occasion of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, Sunday December 10th, awarding Madam Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Madam Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons).

At present, 127 States have adopted or signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. None of the nuclear-armed States took part in negotiations. Japan did not participate in the vote.

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(Français) Vous aussi, venez au secours des orangs-outans

25 May 2018

(Français) Vous aussi, venez au secours des orangs-outans

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(Français) Des décharges les pieds dans l’eau

9 May 2018

(Français) Des décharges les pieds dans l’eau

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(Français) Votre école est-elle toxique ?

10 Jan 2018

(Français) Votre école est-elle toxique ?

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(Français) Linkysition

7 Sep 2016

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(Français) Atlas de la France Toxique

11 May 2016

(Français) Atlas de la France Toxique

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