EEB calls for the end of mercury use in chlorine

Cozier, Muriel
November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/20/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 44, p40
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a call made by the European Environment Bureau (EEB) for the chlorine industry to stop using mercury cells in its production processes. According to a study commissioned by the EEB, there is growing evidence that mercury air emissions from the European Union's chlorine plants may be significantly under-reported by as much as five times. The EEB wants to see the phase-out of the mercury cell process by 2010, in contrast with the industries' timeframe of 2020.


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