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Volume 28, 2018X-th Scientific Conference Air Protection in Theory and Practice
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Minamata Convention on Mercury. Reporting obligations of the Parties to the Convention and the sources of data existing in Poland
Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas, 6, Kossutha St., 40-844 Katowice, Poland
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After that, when more than 60 years ago in the Japanese city of Minamata there was caused a mass poisoning of residents by seafood contaminated with mercury, Minamata Convention on Mercury came into force on August 16, 2017. To date, the Convention has been signed by 128 States, the signatories of the Convention and ratified by 83 States - Parties to the Convention. The Convention imposes a number of obligations on the Parties to the Convention, including the reporting obligation. The paper analyses the reporting obligations of the Parties to the Convention, which are in force after the entry into force of the Convention, pursuant to the provisions contained therein. In addition, the existing sources of quantitative data on mercury in Poland are characterized.
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