EU Mercury Regulation published

On 17 May 2017, the European Commission published Mercury Regulation (EU) 2017/852, which will provide a high level of protection and limit the pollution generated by activities and processes related to Mercury [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][CAS# 7439-97-6]. The Regulation establishes measures and conditions at an EU level to control and restrict: the use and storage of and trade in mercury, mercury compounds and mixtures of mercury; the manufacture and use of and trade in mercury-added products; the use of mercury in dental amalgam; and to ensure the appropriate management of mercury waste. Mercury can travel long distances once emitted and released into the air or water. Action is therefore warranted at local, regional, national and international levels. The new Regulation will enable the EU and its Member States to approve, ratify and implement the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Chemtrac, 31 May 2017 ; ;[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]