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RAPAM asks UNDP and SEMARNAT to Stop the Proposed Use of POPs Pesticides as Fuel in Cement Kilns

Lafarge Cement Plant in Vito, Atotonilco de Tula, México

IPEN Participating Organization and Latin America Regional Hub, Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y Alternativas en México (RAPAM), sent a letter to United Nations Development Programme and Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the Mexican environmental authorities, to stop the use of obsolete POPs pesticides as an alternative fuel in cement kilns as a technology selected in a Global Environment Fund (GEF) project. 

The arguments and technical information provided in the letter were written with the advise of IPEN Policy Advisor and active follower of the Basel guidelines for POPS contaminated waste, Lee Bell.
Read the letter (in Spanish) here.