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COMMENT BY A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF SHELL OIL COMPANY

John,

A short time ago you ran a series of articles on Shell’s chemical contribution to the chemical industry’s ‘war on ‘bugs’ and to a brighter future for all mankind. After Shell’s family of three ‘-drins’ was banned (because of cancer and other types of health risks) in the US in the mid-1970’s, it turned out something like 96% of all Americans had these chemicals in their bodies at that time.

Shell immediately moved production of those wonder chemicals to South America. These ‘-drin’ products of Shell have even made the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of banned substances. read more

Shell’s shameful track record in Brazil

From pages 17, 18 & 19 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010

The report is made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands)
Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011.

A Shell pesticide factory

For a decade or more, beginning in 1977, Shell produced organochlorine pesticides (aldrin, dieldrin, endrin etc.) and other pesticides at a plant located near Pauli?nia, about 125 kilometres north-west of Sa?o Paulo, Brazil. The plant covered approximately 40 hectares.78 Due to its severe health impacts, by 1990 the use of aldrin and dieldrin was totally banned in the USA and Brazil.

After negotiations starting in 1993, in 1995 Shell sold the Pauli?nia facility to the companies American Cyanimid and BASF. A sales condition was that Shell would assume legal responsibility for the pollution at the site. In 2000, BASF took full ownership of the facility.79 In 2002, BASF shut it down the facility after a ban by the Brazilian Ministry of Labour, in view of existing contamination and serious risks to human health. read more

HOW I LEARNED TO QUIT WORRYING AND LOVE SHELL PESTICIDES

And then came the the Dieldrin/Aldrin pesticide revelations a decade later. OOPS. As it happened to be 99+% of all Americans had measurable amounts of Shell’s favorite (and very carcinogenic) pesticide in their bodies. As it happened to be, America was being poisoned, slowly but surely.

By a former employee of Shell Oil USA

When I was a kid a movie came out that was one of Stanley Kubrick and Peter Sellers best pieces of work. It is called: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

This movie is a dark satire about a crazed American Air Force General (played by Sterling Hayden) that goes looney tunes and launches a nuclear B-52 bomber strike against Russia. This nutcase General is obsessed with what he believes to be poisoning of America by the Commies through the addition of fluorine to drinking water. The fluorine is poisoning our ‘precious bodily fluids’. Slowly, but surely. Of course, everybody knows he is a nutcase and the Commies weren’t poisoning America. The movie ends in nuclear Armageddon. Sellers had a number of roles, including one as an ex-Nazi nutcase scientist. read more

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