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Unintentional production and emission of the persistent organic pollutants HCB and PCB in the Nordic countries

Projekter: ProjektForskning

  • Finish Environmental Institute
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Documentation of existing information regarding sources and emissions to air, water and soil, with focus on reporting obligations according to the Stockholm Convention, the UNECE POP protocol, and PRTR registers.
All Nordic countries are parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent
Organic Pollutants (the Stockholm Convention) and the Persistent
Organic Pollutants Protocol (the POP Protocol) under the UNECE Convention
on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP). According
to the Stockholm Convention, parties to the convention have to reduce,
with the aim of eliminating, the unintentional formation and emission
of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Emissions of these substances to air, water and soil must be assessed and
The overall goal of the project is to compile existing information on
emissions from unintentional formation of HCB and PCBs to air, water
and soil, which is relevant for the Nordic countries in order to be able to
report on such emissions in accordance with the reporting obligations
under the Stockholm Convention, the POP Protocol, the PRTR Protocol
and the EU PRTR regulation.
Effektiv start/slut dato15/08/200615/12/2008


  • HCB, PCB, PRTR, Stockholm Convention, UNECE POP protocol, PRTR registers

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