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A Toxics-Free Future

Treaty Unlikely to Reduce Mercury Releases

Proposed name dishonours victims of the Minamata tragedy

Geneva — IPEN and other non-governmental organizations said that a new global mercury treaty is unlikely to reduce mercury releases, and may even result in increased mercury pollution at the close of treaty negotiations today. They also said that the proposed treaty name, “Minamata Convention”, dishonours those who continue to suffer from one of the worst cases of industrial mercury poisoning in the world.

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