Global mercury ban in the works - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/20/09

Global mercury ban in the works

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - More than 140-nations agreed Friday to negotiate a legally binding treaty to phase out the use of deadly mercury.  Mercury is a toxic metal that threatens the health of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. 

The agreement came at a United Nations meeting of environment ministers in Kenya and follows statements from the Obama administration that it may join a ban. Earlier this week, President Obama's administration said the U.S. had reversed its stance and is now in favor of a mercury ban.

 

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