The European Parliament’s Environment Committee on May 3 adopted a report calling for a ban on exports and imports of mercury from July 1, 2010 and for stricter rules on storage.In March, 2006, Parliament adopted a resolution on the general strategy for mercury proposed by the European Commission. In November, 2006 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) initially voted for restrictions to be introduced on measuring instruments containing mercury, such as thermometers and barometers. The new r...

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