Global day of action on POPs in Uruguay.
Intense press activities by RAP-AL Uruguay and REDES resulted in interviews in newspapers, radio and TV. The effort was designed to disseminate and discuss the results of the POPs egg sampling in Minas, near two cement kilns. The sampling results showed excess levels of dioxins and PCBs, suggesting POPs content in kiln fuels were likely coming from the burning of chlorinated wastes. The activities included presentation of the results on April 2, 2005 in a roundtable discussion in the Goethe Institute in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay was the host of the First Conference of Parties of the Stockholm Convention in May 2005.