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The Waigani Convention – on banning import of radioactive wastes, and controlling their transboundary movement

Waigani Convention, SPREP – Pacific Environment  The Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific Region, also known as Waigani Convention, entered into force in 2001.

The Waigani Convention is modelled on the Basel Convention and constitutes the regional implementation of the international hazardous waste control regime (Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. There are however some differences between the two conventions: the Waigani Convention covers also radioactive wastes and extends to the Exclusive Economic Zone (200 nautical miles) rather than the territorial sea (12 nautical miles) under Basel.
The Convention is also strongly related to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by dumping of wastes and other Matters, 1972 (London Convention)…….

Members are listed – include  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……more

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

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