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Latin America and the Caribbean Mercury Storage Project - Regional Consultation


The meeting was held in Panama City, Panama, on 14-15 April 2010.

Photo: Old City (Casco Viejo) Panama, Chile. Courtesy: Juan F. Caicedo R, UNEP Chemicals Branch


The LAC Mercury Storage Project Regional Consultation meeting was a platform for presenting the final draft of the "Options Analysis for the Safe Long Term Storage of Mercury in the LAC Region" prepared by the Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (LATU). The annexes to this document are now availalbe.

The meeting also highlighted, among others, important issues such as progress on the UNEP LAC mercury storage project, progress on mercury storage made in the US and the EU, the suggested framework for decision making for the safe management of excess mercury, relevant chapters in the draft Basel technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of mercury waste, and the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership on Supply and Storage.

Please contact the secretariat if you need more information about the meeting proceedings.