Issue Date: October 31, 2011
Nations Break Impasse On Waste
World governments have cleared the way to implement a long-pending ban of hazardous waste shipments from industrialized countries to developing nations.
Countries agreed to the ban in 1995 under a United Nations treaty governing trade in waste known as the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes & Their Disposal. But a diplomatic deadlock over an obscure procedural detail left the ban stuck in limbo for the . . .
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