Dispute rages between Greenpeace and chlorine, PVC industries

The battle between environmentalists and the chlorine industry is intensifying. The European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM) has issued a counter-blast to a Greenpeace report which highlighted the wide range of organochlorine by-products generated during PVC production. The ECVM dismissed the report as "misleading rhetoric" - but one of the scientists whose research was cited by Greenpeace says the group is making valid points. Meanwhile, in the USA, the dispute is currently focussed on an industry estimate of the cost of a chlorine phase-out.

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