Nations agree on global, legally binding treaty on mercury emissions: Minamata Convention on Mercury
Green Car Congress
JANUARY 19, 2013
The Committee, chaired by Fernando Lugris of Uruguay, will present the Convention text to the UNEP Governing Council for adoption next month. These range from medical equipment such as thermometers and energy-saving light bulbs to the mining, cement and coal-fired power sectors. Emissions and releases from such operations and from coal-fired power stations represent the biggest source of mercury pollution world-wide. From Power Stations to Cement Factories.