Volume 89 Issue 44 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 31, 2011

Nations Break Impasse On Waste

Countries break impasse on ban of hazardous waste trade
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: hazardous waste, Basel Convention, UN

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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