EU legislators tighten restrictions on POPs

MEPs and government delegates have agreed on reforms to the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation to bring Europe into line with the UN Stockholm Convention

MEPs and government delegates have agreed on reforms to the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation to bring Europe into line with the UN Stockholm Convention, but campaigners warn the legislation allows continued use of toxic chemicals.

“This is about limiting the damage from the world's most dangerous hazardous chemicals,” said Gratiela Leocadia Gavrilescu, deputy premier and environment minister of current EU Council Presidency holder Romania, which brokered the deal.

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