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Amendment to Annex I and II to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Nov 12, 1993
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001297)
Place of adoption
London
Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
English, French
Entry into force
Feb 20, 1994
Subject
Sea, Waste & hazardous substances
Abstract

Radioactive wastes and other radioactive matter are added to Annex I listing matter for which dumping is prohibited. It adds that incineration at sea of industrial waste and sewage sludge is prohibited while the incineration at sea of any other wastes or other matter requires the issue of a special permit (art. 10). Article 10d defines Marine incineration facility and Incineration at sea while article 11 specifies what is to be considered as industrial waste for the purposes of this Annex. Parties undertake to complete a scientific study relating to certain radioactive wastes and other radioactive matter within 25 years from the date of entry into force of this amendment and every 25 years thereafter and review the position of such substances on Annex I. (art. 12). Regarding Annex II, Beryllium, chromium and nickel were added to the list of content of wastes for which special care is required (A).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005)

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www.imo.org

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