Environmentalists launch "toxic eels" alert

Environmental group Greenpeace has released a report documenting "widespread contamination" of European eels by brominated flame retardants in the run-up to critical votes on the Reach chemical policy by EU legislators this month. It linked large declines in eel numbers to pollution by such persistent toxins. "The chemicals industry is lobbying to escape regulation", the group said. "It is time for the European parliament and national governments in the EU to hold industry accountable". See press release.

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