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Minamata Convention to Take Effect in August, Restricting the Production and Usage of Mercury Worldwide

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On May 17, the European Union and seven EU member states ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, pushing past the 50-state threshold needed for its entry into force. The treaty – the most recent of the global...more

Responsible Mercury Management Post-MEBA

by Goodwin on

Several domestic industries have historically produced elemental mercury as either a main product or a byproduct of their operations. This mercury has typically been sold to third parties that have utilized it in the...more

How Are We Doing? The Mercury Story

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The late Ed Koch (former mayor of New York) famously used to ask his constituents “How am I doing?” Answering this question is also prudent (if not required) in evaluating environmental policies. Probably the most relevant...more

EU Environment Report - December/January 2013

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: *Chemicals - France bans bisphenol A in food contact materials - Commission adopts RoHS exemption for lead - Commission adopts RoHS exemption for cadmium - Consultation begins on three...more

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