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A Toxics-Free Future

Mercury Elimination

On the day before the official opening of the seventh session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC7) for the international Minamata Convention, IPEN hosted a side event in the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center, Dead Sea, Jordan. This side event highlighted the latest developments in the guidance for mercury-contaminated site identification, characterization and remediation, and addressed issues of relevance to Article 12 of the Convention and the urgent need to prioritize action to clean-up mercury hot spots. In addition, there was discussion about the challenges involved in the remediation of ASGM sites, as well as industrial and legacy sites, with a particular focus on the public health implications of inaction.

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IPEN hosted a side event on 9 March from 15:00 - 16:45 in room Harranah 2 in the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center. This side event highlighted the latest developments in the guidance for mercury-contaminated site identification, characterization and remediation. It addressed issues of relevance to Article 12 of the Minamata Convention and the urgent need to prioritize action to clean up mercury hot spots.

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