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Kenya, Rift Valley, Karuturi rose farm, Lake Naivasha, shows block 6 of Karuturi rose farm. Several times a week, it's raining pesticides on the roses of Karuturi. A warning sign says "wear protective clothing and masks" and it it shows time limits for re-entry of the greenhouse.The world's largest single greenhouseof about 8 acres (8 hektar) ..|| The workers earn on average 2 € per day. The farm is owned by Sai Rama Krishna Karuturi, 43 (2011), a mechanical engineer from Bangalore, India called the king of roses. He also owns .Lands in Ethiopia, computer companies in India, a canning fac-tory. Four years ago he bought this rose farm on Lake Naivasha in Kenya. it is the largest in the world producing 650 million roses a year. Karuturi supplies mainly to Europe. In Germany, Aldi and Edeka two discounter chains are among its largest customers.. Several times a week, it's raining pesticides on the roses of Karuturi. A warning sign says “wear protective clothing and masks” and it it shows time limits for re-entry of the greenhouse. But union officials report on cracked protective clothing, allergies and eye problems. In addition, workers would be sent back to the roses, while in the immediate vicinity pesticides trickle. .Karuturi claims that there is no use of pesticides class 1 which are the most toxic..The flower industry facing accusations by the environmental groups and workers unions from unsafe working conditions to low wages to reckless environmental practices, as contributing massively to the depletion of the Lake Naivasha eco-system through their cultivation methods; horticulture still continues to be one of the fastest growing sub sectors in Kenya's export sector, growing at over 7% annually. The Kenya Flower Council, KFC, says the accusations are not un-warranted since a number of renegade-investors had declined to adhere to standardised protocols that was leading to the degradation of the lakes eco-system.. A struggle to protect wildlife, water and a (KEYSTONE/LAIF/Hans-Juergen Burkard)
SCHWEIZ SANIERUNG SONDERMUELLDEPONIE BONFOL
Zwei Mitarbeiter der Sondermuelldeponie Bonfol legen ihre Spezialhandschuhe an. In der "Schwarz-Weiss-Anlage" werden die Mitarbeiter fuer den Einsatz im "Schwarzbereich" ausgeruestet. Die Schutzausruestung umfasst eine Atemschutzmaske mit Luftflasche, einen Schutzanzug der Schutzstufe 5, spezielle Handschuhe und Gummistiefel, am 13. Juli 2015, in Bonfol. Die Sondermuelldeponie Bonfol wurde 1961 bis 1976 von der Basler Chemischen Industrie, dem Kanton Bern, dem regionalen Gewerbe und der Armee genutzt. In der ehemaligen Tongrube wurden auf einer Flaeche von 20'000 Quadratmetern 114'000 Tonnen Sonderabfaelle deponiert. Die Sanierung der Deponie hat im April 2010 begonnen und soll 2016 abgeschlossen werden. (KEYSTONE/Gaetan Bally) Two employees of the hazardous waste deposit of Bonfol put on their special gloves. In the "black and white facility" the employees are equipped for the tasks in the "black zone". The protective equipment includes a respirator with an air bottle, a protective suit of protection level 5, special gloves and rubber boots, in Bonfol, Switzerland, on July 13, 2015. The hazardous waste deposit of Bonfol was used from 1961 to 1976 by the Basel chemical industry, the canton of Berne, the regional industry and the army. In the former clay pit, 114,000 tonnes of hazardous waste were deposited on an area of 20,000 square meters. The decontamination of the landfill has started in April 2010 and is planned be completed in 2016. (KEYSTONE/Gaetan Bally)
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