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Australia participating in the Waigani Convention, – banning import of nuclear wastes to island countries, controlling their transport

Ban of hazardous radioactive wastes tops agenda,  Fiji Sun, by Ministry of Environment,  21 Feb 2019 
The seventh meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAG-7) of the Convention to Ban the Importation of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes into Pacific Island Countries and to Control the Trans boundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and the Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific Region  (Waigani Convention) is underway in Nadi .
The two day regional meeting, chaired by the Director of Environment, Sandeep Singh, discussed the sound management of hazardous wastes and radioactive waste in the region. The outcomes from this meeting will be presented before the 10th Conference of the Party of the Waigani Convention in September 2019.
The 1995 Waigani Convention is a regional treaty that bans the exporting of hazardous and radioactive wastes to Pacific Island Forum countries, and prohibits forum island countries from importing such wastes.
The meeting is being attended by Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Other parties to the Waigani Convention included the Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand and the Solomon Islands.

February 23, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics international, wastes

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