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MINAMATA Initial Assessment Completed In St.Kitts and Nevis

The Saint Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS), in collaboration with the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean), held a National Final Results Meeting for the Project “Development of Minamata Initial Assessment in the Caribbean.

The Minamata Convention on Mercury, of which Saint Kitts and Nevis is Party, is a global treaty that aims to protect human health and the environment from the effects of mercury.According to Mr. Hiram Williams, Director of the SKNBS, it is expected that the convention would address areas such as a ban on new mercury mines, the phase out of those in existence, control measures on air emission, control measures on storage.

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