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Risk Reduction Activities Mercury Task Force. Chemicals Management Forum San Antonio, Texas May 15-16, 2012. Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Overview. North American Regional Action Plan for Mercury Risk assessment and management activities 2000- 2010 Future direction.

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Risk reduction activities mercury task force

Risk Reduction Activities

Mercury Task Force

Chemicals Management Forum

San Antonio, Texas

May 15-16, 2012

Commission for Environmental Cooperation


Risk reduction activities mercury task force

Overview

  • North American Regional Action Plan for Mercury

  • Risk assessment and management activities2000-2010

  • Future direction


Mercury task force background

Mercury Task Force Background

  • CEC Council called for North American Regional Action Plan for Mercury

  • Mercury Task Force created by SMOC to develop and implement NARAP

  • Goal reduce anthropogenic releases of mercury to naturally-occurring levels.

  • Finalized in 2000, envisioned as a 10-year plan.


Risk assessment and management activities included in mercury narap

Risk assessment and management activitiesincluded in Mercury NARAP

Actions were taken in four primary areas :

  • Atmospheric emissions of mercury

  • Mercury in processes, operations and products

  • Mercury waste management approaches Research, monitoring, modeling, assessment and inventories


Atmospheric emissions of mercury

Atmospheric emissions of mercury

Goal: reduce air emissions 50% by 2006 (1990 baseline)

  • Canada, United States exceeded goal

  • Mexico- established baseline emissions inventory prepared with CEC support in 2001 (preliminary) and updated in 2008


Mercury in processes operations and products

Mercury in processes, operations and products

Reduce use of mercury in products and processes

  • Significant reduction in the use of mercury in switches, batteries and measuring devices.

  • Mercury use phase-out in chlor-alkali plants, other industries.

  • CEC Americas workshop to reduce mercury use in products CEC-supported work in Mexico to reduce mercury use in hospitals


Mercury supply and waste management

Mercury supply and waste management

  • CEC- supported efforts to identify options for managing mercury products, especially from hospitals

  • New CEC waste management study in 2012

  • Mercury supply issues (not included in NARAP but identified as focus area):

    • CEC Mexican Mercury Market Report identifies product and elemental imports, exports and uses.

    • CEC assessment of primary and secondary mercury supplies in Mexico investigates production potential


Improved monitoring and assessment

Improved monitoring and assessment

  • CEC-supported wet deposition monitoring in Mexico:

    • Participation in North American Wet Deposition Network

    • Mexico: January 2012, Celestun became part of the Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS).

  • CEC Tri-national Maternal Blood Contaminant Study

  • Proname index monitoring sites for PBTs include mercury (CEC-supported)


Future direction

Future Direction

  • SMOC Working Group reaffirmed need for ongoing trilateral coordination to:

    • Manage mercury use and supply, reduce releases

    • Bring countries to a common level of capacity to reduce risks

  • Current CEC mercury activities:

    • Development of 5-year mercury strategy

    • Tri-national mercury waste management options


For more information

For more information

CommissionforEnvironmentalCooperation

http://www.cec.org/Page.asp?PageID=924&SiteNodeID=1058

US EnvironmentalProtectionAgency

http://www.epa.gov/mercury/

EnvironmentCanada

http://www.ec.gc.ca/toxiques-toxics/Default.asp?lang=En&n=98E80CC6-1&xml=9767F4A9-2EF7-4A00-B3AF-D900394C6EC6

Instituto Nacional de Ecología

http://www.ine.gob.mx/


Risk reduction activities mercury task force

¡¡GRACIAS!!

Three countries. One environment.


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