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  • Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC) Bolstered By Global Treaty 0 comments
    Sep 18, 2013 3:02 PM | about stocks: MEEC

    Early in 2013, years of negotiations, originally begun by environment ministers at the 2009 session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), concluded with 147 governments from around the world agreeing to a legally-binding treaty to prevent emissions and releases of mercury, a heavy metal with dangerous health and environmental effects.

    The Minamata Convention agreement calls for all parties to control and reduce emissions of mercury and mercury compounds to the atmosphere, with a focus on coal-fired power plants and non-ferrous metal smelters. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is named after a Japanese city where one of the world's most notorious cases of mercury poisoning took place in the early 1950s, when factory releases of mercury caused the injury and death of people and animals.

    In addition to mercury releases associated with factory products and gold mining, the treaty is set to control mercury emissions and releases from coal-fired power plants and industrial boilers, as well as smelters involving aluminum, gold, zinc, and other non-ferrous metals. The signatory nations agreed to install the best available technologies on new power plants and facilities, with specific plans to be developed that would reduce emissions.

    The chair of the negotiations stated: ". . . we have closed a chapter on a journey that has taken four years of often intense but ultimately successful negotiations and opened a new chapter towards a sustainable future. This has been done in the name of vulnerable populations everywhere and represents an opportunity for a healthier and more sustainable century for all peoples."

    Midwest Energy Emissions has developed patented state-of-the-art mercury capture technology for power plants and other coal-fired units, based upon advanced studies undertaken in conjunction with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) of the University of North Dakota, considered one of the world's leading developers of environmental technology. The result is a new approach to mercury emissions control that is both affordable and highly effective.

    For more information on Midwest Energy Emissions, visit MidwestEmissions.com

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