About: toxic waste

New chemicals added to SIN List

Green chemicals NGO Chemsec included nearly 30 new chemicals on a list of harmful substances that the EU should regulate in order to curb health risks and water contamination.

EU under pressure to toughen ship recycling regulation

In the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong, activists want the EU to get tough on the booming ship recycling industry that has become notorious for its poor labour and environmental safety records. New EU legislation is already in the making and could be finalised in June.

Lawmakers seal deal on toxic substances in electronic goods

An updated EU law on restricting the use of toxic chemicals in electronic devices leaves little room for exemptions and lists a number of new substances for further scientific scrutiny in view of extending a black list of banned substances.
Central Europe 08-10-2010

Hungary asks EU for help with toxic decontamination

Four days after a reservoir of toxic sludge burst near an alumina plant in Hungary, the country's government on 8 October turned to the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism for help in dealing with decontamination and the mitigation of environmental damage.