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Erin Brockovich wanted in Egypt

Egyptian Blogger sued for slander and looses. Zeinobia wrote about Tamer Mabrouk who blogs from Port Said and who published a report supported by photography showing how “Trust Chemical Industries” Company was polluting the Lake Manzala with its chemical wastes from their factory. Author of “El Hakika” blog has to pay L.E 2500 as a fine and L.E 40,000 compensation for the company !!

Zeinobia says:

I feel sad because there were photos enough to open an investigation about the company and its environmental practices. Lake Manzala is from the most important salt lakes in Egypt. Thousands consider this lake as a source of living from fishing . Instead of supporting Tamer ,we stand beside those who destroy our environment :(

“Trust Chemical Industries” company was acquired by the Indian Sanmar group in 2007 by the way.

“TCI” won’t be the first pollutant factory that wins its battle against the people , we got other factories in Shobra El-Khaima and Kafr El-Sheikh and we are just giving up the struggle !!

Sometimes I believe that we can have our own Egyptian Erin Brockovich !!

5 comments

  • Thank you for this post and for following Tamer Mabrouk’s story. It is terribly sad – its just not right.

  • […] also blogged about Tamer Mabrouk: who published a report supported by photography showing how “Trust Chemical Industries” […]

  • […] revealed in his blog that Trust Chemical had dumped chemicals into Manzallah Lake and the Suez Canal, which have catastrophic effects on water and fish. In his […]

  • Sam

    Sanmar is the current owners of the TCI.
    Sanmar – is known to be a Environmental spoilers where ever they have ventured in to.
    Lot of proven reports of effluent dumping in the rivers, Ocean front and taking care of the authorities in charge by paying them huge sums of money. The same thing has hapened in Egypt now. TCI ‘s product is the Raw material for Sanmars PVC product. There are many Tamer mabrok’s in India against Sanmar. The Sanmar group is known to be a huge money payers to shut the mouths of the people against them and taking care of the environmental, Governmental and Justice authorities.

  • logan

    Salaam,

    Interesting that the militants will murder and maim over published drawings of the Prophet Muhammad but are silent to the poisoning of their own drinking water.

    Where’s the fatwa against these guys?

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