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French activists are protesting against toxic red mud

Several tons of toxic waste were dumped right in front of the French Ministry of the Environment by ZEA activists. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the operation.

02/15/2019 10:10 AM
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  • Barbara B.
    02/15/2019 10:15

    If no one would listen...THIS was justifiable activism..no one hurt or injured.. but The People exposed to the radioactive sludge, not knowing! Horrible. The government says nothing.SHAME.Bless and protect the activists, and the government should clean up the site and make those exposed ,whole.Not my country, but my planet.

  • GlynisPierre M.
    02/15/2019 10:45

    Well done guys. Keep it up!

  • Marian T.
    02/15/2019 10:53

    What's it for? Are they coming up with alternatives? This is half a story.

  • Amber J.
    02/15/2019 12:58

    Idiots. Lets kill citizens to make a statement...😐

  • Sam C.
    02/15/2019 13:20

    How do they know it’s toxic or dangerous? In my experience activists generally tend to over exaggerate these things.

  • Jiri Z.
    02/15/2019 13:26

    We need to dump garbage in the front of Trumps tower.

  • Piper A.
    02/15/2019 13:50

    With all due respect. While I understand this, I am a tad pissed they drove that shit 700km in a truck and didn’t even bother to cover the toxic waste with a tarp. So the whole time this waste was being blown out of the open bed and released onto the road. And they dumped it straight onto the street again with no protection, not even a tarp. What’s gonna happen when it rains? That crap could go into a storm drain system and what....into a water system? What will happen to the waste when the government removes it? I am doubtful this waste would be shipped 700lm back. So, into the local landfill? It bugs me when those who have a good cause botch their response with shear stupidity and reaction. They spread the contamination....they did exactly what they were trying to protest. They did not practice what they were trying to preach. I am all for peaceful demonstration and protest.....smart and effective not stupid and reactionary.

  • Joshua M.
    02/15/2019 14:20

    Last time in was in Paris the place was such a dump that a pile of toxic waste wouldn’t have looked out of place

  • Steve J.
    02/15/2019 15:08

    If that was reaply toxic waste theyd get some serious fines for that. Either way its littering

  • Sunil B.
    02/15/2019 15:30

    Well done and hope this problem solved urgently..

  • Joshua M.
    02/15/2019 15:58

    Its toxic yet here let me fully suit up to place this sign in it with BARE HANDS 😂😂😂😂

  • William K.
    02/15/2019 16:11

    Fucking idiots

  • Manuel V.
    02/15/2019 16:20

    Red mud is composed of a mixture of solid and metallic oxides. The red colour arises from iron oxides, which comprise up to 60% of the mass. The mud is highly basic with a pHranging from 10 to 13.[3][4][5] In addition to iron, the other dominant components include silica, unleached residual alumina, and titanium oxide.[1]

  • Robin G.
    02/16/2019 00:11

    Well done ....

  • Cad L.
    02/16/2019 17:24

    Sad to see this

  • Çiong T.
    02/17/2019 12:36

    Maybe make a brick out of it,Then plant bamboo & trees to minimize the toxins.Drink plenty of calcium the bones needs it.Take medical marijuana if the toxic persist.Thats Green Activism.Create Plant Heal.

  • Kamel K.
    02/19/2019 11:58

    تم

  • Antonio G.
    02/21/2019 01:03

    Pense que era aqui en la. Republica dominicana. Porque se lo merese

  • ابو م.
    02/21/2019 08:59

    احرار

  • Sahbi W.
    02/21/2019 09:03

    تعت