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Press release:(Rome) The U.S. government is opposing international efforts to halt the global use of a toxic chemical, pentachlorophenol (PCP), used in the U.S. on wood utility poles, at the same time as a bipartisan group of New York state lawmakers are seeking a state ban, and a lawsuit, filed by a group of Long Island residents, charges that hundreds of new PCP-treated utility poles are causing serious injury to health and property values. This month, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services added PCP to its carcinogen list, saying that PCP is “reasonably anticipated to cause cancer”.

In preparation for the 10th meeting of the Stockholm Convention's POPs Review Committee (POPRC), which will take place the last week of October in Rome, IPEN has developed a Quick Guide to IPEN Views on POPRC10 in English and français.

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

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