23 May 2006 09:56 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China has drawn up a plan to phase out the use of persistent organic pollutants (POP) as part of its commitment to the Stockholm Convention, the government environmental agency said on Tuesday.
Work on the plan was still at an initial stage but the State Environment Protection Administration (SEPA) will follow the convention’s timeline to gradually phase out the use of POPs, Zhang Lijun, deputy commissioner of the SEPA, said in a statement on its website.
“Investigations showed that out of the 12 POPs listed in the convention, chlordane, mirex and DDT are still produced and used in ?xml:namespace>
Large amounts of dioxins are also emitted from the paper, metal and chemical industries as well as from waste incinerators, Zhang said.
SEPA plans to improve the level of technology in
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