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A Toxics-Free Future


Vi Waghiyi, an environmental health program director with the IPEN Participating Organization Alaska Community Action Toxics, raises the issue of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in this article from the Alaska Dispatch News:

New U.S. Arctic emissary gets plenty of ideas from Alaskans for Arctic Council priorities

Yereth Rosen, August 14, 2014

French protesters at the Tour de France



More than 100 tonnes of highly toxic waste will have to remain at Botany after the French government vetoed plans by chemical giant Orica to ship it from Sydney to France for incineration.

UPDATE, 27 July, 2014: French reject Orica's toxic waste

Australian Broadcasting Corporation news story featuring Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith, IPEN Senior Advisor and former Co-Chair


On behalf of the Nigeria-Africa Stockpiles Programme Implementation Network (NASPIN), IPEN Participating Organization Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) developed baseline data and a scenario through a literature review for the study of POPs in Lagos lagoon. At a one-day project dissemination workshop held by NASPIN, National Coordinator of the network and Executive Director of SRADev, Mr.

The Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) has launched an initiative to develop an environmentally sound health care waste management system and mercury-free health care services model under their ongoing "Public Awareness and Capacity Building for Elimination of POPs and its Sources from Nepal" program.


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