European Union Bans Mercury Exports

Law360, New York (September 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union banned all exports of mercury on Thursday in a step the U.S. Congress is also considering as a way to reduce the global supply of the toxic metal.

The legislation, which is scheduled to take effect in March 2011, will require that all mercury produced in the EU's 27 member states be put into safe storage rather than exported.

Globally, mercury is mainly used in small-scale mining, the chlorine and caustic soda manufacturing industry and the production of vinyl-chloride monomer, but in Europe...
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