In Alessandria, Solvay is esteemed by most of the population. But a conviction for environmental disaster and the current PFAS investigation is cracking that reputation.
Although the contamination is pervasive, there is no national legislation on legal limits for the presence of PFAS in the environment. In Alessandria, public authorities lack the tools to handle the complexity of the problem.
Disturbing levels of PFAS were found in the blood of residents of Spinetta Marengo, Piedmont. The stories of citizen groups calling on institutions to act for environmental justice.
At Fairy Creek in Canada, activists protect ancient forests from logging, in the largest act of civil disobedience in the country's history.