Orica fails in bid to export toxic waste from Sydney to Denmark

The Danish government has now blocked a bid by the Australian chemical company Orica to export highly carcinogenic and toxic waste stored at its Botany plant in Sydney for destruction in Nyborg, Denmark,

Orica is the world's biggest explosives maker and is on track to declare a tenth consecutive annual profit increase in fiscal year 2011. While based in Australia, about sixty per cent of its earnings are generated from outside Australia. Greenpeace and the National Toxics Network have repeatedly called for Orica to spend the money on the technology to destroy the waste locally.