Nobody can tell yet exactly how bad the situation is. All we know is that it is bad.

Contaminated water has flowed already many kilometers downstream. Nearby creeks and lakes are contaminated by toxic nickel.

The beautiful lakes, rivers and creeks – clean freshwater - are the most valuable asset Finns have. You wouldn’t think that we would let somebody poison them. But it happened.

Thoughts on the biggest chemical catastrophe in Finland’s history, which unfolded this week  at the Talvivaara mine.

Jon Burgwald, of Greenpeace Denmark on a recent visit to northern Russia’s oilfields:

When you see, smell and taste the air from a massive pool of toxic production water your reaction is not controlled by your mind, but by your instincts. This huge rusted lake of “water” is used in the oil fields then pumped back into a massive pond where it kills everything in its path, until it flows directly into the local river — a river that was once so important for the locals.The inhumanity and the blatant disregard for the environment and human life, struck me in a way I wouldn’t expect – especially after feeling so mentally prepared. Who does this to their own people, their own land, and their own wildlife?

The End of Nature
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Jon Burgwald, of Greenpeace Denmark on a recent visit to northern Russia’s oilfields:

When you see, smell and taste the air from a massive pool of toxic production water your reaction is not controlled by your mind, but by your instincts. This huge rusted lake of “water” is used in the oil fields then pumped back into a massive pond where it kills everything in its path, until it flows directly into the local river — a river that was once so important for the locals.

The inhumanity and the blatant disregard for the environment and human life, struck me in a way I wouldn’t expect – especially after feeling so mentally prepared. Who does this to their own people, their own land, and their own wildlife?

The End of Nature

Take action here

Congrats to @itsdhivs, the 6th winner of our Instagram competition! She’s getting a limited edition CD of the concert that helped launch @Greenpeace + a little #detox surprise! Join for a chance to win, and be a STAR in our next video while helping us clean up the #toxic ways of the #fashion industry! Here’s how to participate: http://bit.ly/ygMdDB For inspiration, browse the pics on our account! #peoplepower #detox #activism #green (Taken with Instagram)

Congrats to @itsdhivs, the 6th winner of our Instagram competition! She’s getting a limited edition CD of the concert that helped launch @Greenpeace + a little #detox surprise! Join for a chance to win, and be a STAR in our next video while helping us clean up the #toxic ways of the #fashion industry! Here’s how to participate: http://bit.ly/ygMdDB For inspiration, browse the pics on our account! #peoplepower #detox #activism #green (Taken with Instagram)