Work Ongoing on National Plan for Persistent Organic Pollutants

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Health and Environment, Rudyard Spencer, has informed that work is ongoing on the finalisation of the country’s National Implementation Plan (NIP) for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).“These chemicals pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. The NIP outlines the country’s status in relation to the 12 POPs, commonly referred to as the ‘dirty dozen’, listed under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants,” Mr. Spencer informed in Gordon House yesterday (June 3).The Minister added that it is anticipated that the NIP will be finalized and submitted to Cabinet for approval in the first quarter of the 2008/9 financial year.On another matter, Mr Spencer said work continued towards the completion of an Act for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer and the Natural Resources Conservation (Wastewater and Sludge) Regulations.The Act for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer seeks to facilitate the phasing-out of the importation of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), while the Natural Resources Conservation (Wastewater and Sludge) Regulations will regulate the treatment and discharge of wastewater and sludge in the environment.“It is anticipated that the regulations will be promulgated in the 2008/9 financial year,” Mr. Spencer said.Meanwhile, the Bio-Safety and the National Environment and Planning legislation are being developed. The Bio-Safety Bill deals with the issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and will facilitate the country’s accession to the Protocol on Biosafety under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).For the National Environment and Planning legislation, Mr. Spencer informed that through funding from the Environment Action Programme (ENACT), a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for the review of the existing environment and planning framework and the development of a new environment and planning regime in Jamaica. “A consultant was contracted to conduct this review,” Mr. Spencer said. RelatedWork Ongoing on National Plan for Persistent Organic Pollutants RelatedWork Ongoing on National Plan for Persistent Organic Pollutants Work Ongoing on National Plan for Persistent Organic Pollutants UncategorizedJune 5, 2008center_img Advertisements RelatedWork Ongoing on National Plan for Persistent Organic Pollutantslast_img read more

Suspected car bomb attack on Derry courthouse

first_img Previous articleDonegal Sports Star Awards Special Guest Ruby Walsh speaks about his career and life as a jockeyNext articleTyrone are 2019 BOI Dr. McKenna Cup Champions News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Suspected car bomb attack on Derry courthouse Google+ Pic – PSNI Twitter account By News Highland – January 19, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter There’s been widespread condemnation of a suspected car bomb attack close to the Derry courthouse on Bishop Street tonight. Police were in the process of evacuating nearby buildings when the device went off.No injuries have been reported, the area remains sealed off.Foyle MP Elisha Mc Callion said“This incident has shocked the local community.“In particular, there are many elderly residents who live in the area who have been alarmed by this incident.“Thankfully no one appears to have been injured in this incident.“Derry is a city moving forward and no one wants this type of incident. It is not representative of the city.“I would encourage anyone with information about this incident to bring it to the police.” Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more