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A Toxics-Free Future

RAPAM GDA

Global week of action on POPs in Mexico.

At a press conference on April 21, 2005, and at a national forum on April 23, 2005, RAPAM and the Organizacion y Desarollo Social presented the results of the egg sampling conducted under the "Global Egg Study" near the Pajaritos Petrochemical Complex in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz Mexico. As a result of the event, a statement signed by 120 individuals representing 29 organizations was submitted to the Government, encouraging implementation of the Stockholm Convention with special emphasis on recognizing the South Veracruz region as a POPs hotspot; increasing public participation in the NIP process; and cancelling the new proposed incinerator for chlorinated wastes at Pajaritos. At the press conference, as part of the "Global day of Action," a press release highlighted the need for Mexico to establish a National Coordination Committee and encouraged a process that includes formal consultations with NGOs.

Outputs:
Presentation of egg sampling study results to the public
Statement signed by 120 individuals and 29 organizations submitted to Government regarding POPS
Press release concerning National Coordination Committee and NGO consultation

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Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y Alternativas en México (RAPAM)