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IPEN

A Toxics-Free Future

Incineration

Comunicado de Prensa por la masacre de

San Juan de Sacatepéquez 

FUNAM INFORMA

Fundación para la defensa del ambiente

29 de Septiembre de 2014 

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Denuncian muertes en Guatemala en zona asediada por instalación de cementera
 

Contactos:

México: Jorge Tadeo Vargas (Frente de Comunidades en Contra de la Incineración) +5217226690791

Chile: Eduardo Giesen (Basura Cero Chile ) +56991630995 / Magdalena Donoso (GAIA ) +56 9 9652 6550

Argentina: Cecilia Bianco (Taller Ecologista) +54 9 341 6 626962

 

This new report was prepared by IPEN to address a major source of POPs contamination of the environment that is often overlooked, underestimated or incorrectly classified in risk assessments, exposure scenarios and regulatory controls on waste. Ash and other residues from waste incineration contain dioxins, furans (PCDD/Fs) and a range of other highly toxic POPs at levels which are a threat to human health and the environment. Current management practices and regulatory threshold levels for POPs that contaminate incinerator residues are not preventing releases of POPs into agricultural settings, the food chain and the broader environment.

Please see a 2-page Brief for Stockholm Convention COP 8 Delegates about this report here: Waste Incinerator Ash Poisons the Food Chain

This video is an introduction to the United Nations Environment Programme's Dioxin Toolkit (2013). It offers a brief history of the Toolkit, including its relationship to the Stockholm Convention, and a step-by-step search of the Toolkit for information on identifying sources of dioxins and other unintentional POPs addressed by the Convention.

IPEN has joined NGOs and colleagues in an open letter to the Ocean Conservancy about its report “Stemming the Tide.” The report promotes incineration in Asia as a supposed "solution" to the problem of ocean plastics.

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