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June 12, 2019

The Dutch Council of State has recently ruled that the management of the Waste to Energy plant REC in Harlingen has incorrectly applied the provisions concerning the subtraction of ‘measurement uncertainty’.

The ruling implies that the way in which the incinerator reduced the emissions as measured with the AMS was illegal. ToxicoWatch cannot rule out that this practice of handling the ‘measurement uncertainty’ in conflict with...

June 12, 2019

Although presented as state of the art, the youngest incinerator in the Netherlands is far from a clean: long-term tests reveal emissions of dioxin, furan and persistent organic pollutants far beyond the limits.

The case of the REC plant raises important questions for future policy-making concerning waste incineration and its potential effects on public health and the environment.

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June 1, 2019

A new report from Jindrich Petrlik, Lee Bell and Abel Arkenbout about the unsolved problems of dioxins. And more generalized the old dirty dozen are still more than ever alive. It raises the question whether the objective of the Stockholm Convention has been achieved to protect human health and the environment against persistent organic pollutants? This unique environmental study confirms the value of eggs from chickens in the...

May 5, 2019

ToxicoWatch made an intervention at the plenary on the technical guidelines of the Basel Convention, May 3, 2019. The full text can you see here.

September 21, 2018

The results of the Stockholm Convention COP9

  • Global ban on PFOA and more than 150 related substances with eight 5-year exemptions and one exemption until 2036.

  • Special restrictions on firefighting foams containing PFOA and related substances including a ban on production, no export or import except for environmentally sound disposal, no use in training, and no use in testing unless all releases are contained.

  • Warn...