Coatings World: October 2001
Ten Greenpeace activists were arrested today after they occupied a chemical plant owned by Atofina located in the southwest port of Flushing in Amsterdam. The group was protesting the company's production of "a toxic paint additive," according to a Reuters wire report.
Five other activists remained at the site, three of which chained themselves to a chemical storage tank. Earlier in the week, Greenpeace activists were arrested at the plant after dumping sludge dredged from harbors that they said was contaminated with tributyltin.