Title: Community Strategy Concerning Mercury 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2005 
Availability: COM(2005) 20 final, {SEC(2005) 101} 
Author 1/Producer: European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/com/2005/com2005 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Diffuse pollution-->Processes
Soil-->Soil quality
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Short description: In December 2002 the Commission presented a report to the Council concerning mercury from the chlor-alkali industry. This considered the fate of 12-15 thousand tonnes of surplus mercury resulting from the sector’s conversion away from the mercury cell process. The Council reacted by inviting the Commission to present “a coherent strategy ... with measures to protect human health and the environment from the release of mercury based on a life-cycle approach, taking into account production, use, waste treatment and emissions”. The strategy also provides a basis for the Community’s input to international debate on mercury at the UNEP Governing Council in February 2005. 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 25/05/2007

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