Increased efforts towards environmental pollutants

Norway is working actively to ensure that it will create a binding global agreement to reduce use and emissions of mercury, “said State Secretary Heidi Sørensen in his presentation on Chemical Days 2009. The government has also appointed an environmental toxin committee to provide input for concrete action to stop the discharge of pollutants by the year 2020
State Secretary Heidi Sørensen started about the government’s chemical policy on Chemical Days 2009. This is an annual conference organized by the Norwegian Industry in cooperation with other business organizations that promote the chemical products. The State Secretary stressed, among other things, that international solutions are needed to meet the challenges related to health and environmentally hazardous chemicals. – Hazardous substances does not follow national borders and transported by sea and air currents far away from their sources, “said Heidi Sørensen. Therefore, we are working actively both internationally, within the EU / EEA and national level to counter the risk that health and environmentally hazardous chemicals means. Plans call for contaminants committee present its report with proposals for action by the summer of 2010.

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