Abstract

Turkey signed the Stockholm Convention on May 23, 2001, with the objective of protecting human health and environment, focusing on eliminating or reducing releases of 12 POPs, the “Dirty Dozen”. Turkey has developed its National Implementation Plan (NIP) as a Party to the Stockholm Convention. The NIP sets out how the Stockholm Convention is being implemented in Turkey and outlines the next steps to be taken in the management of POPs. A number of experts, representative of the institutions, ministries, universities, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey — Marmara Research Center, and nongovernmental organizations took part in preparing the inventory and preparation of the NIP.

Keywords

POPs HCB PCBs POPS regulation 

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    Turkey's Draft National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, UNIDO-POPs Project, March 2006.Google Scholar
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    The Fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Environment, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, Istanbul, Turkey 25–27 April 2007.Google Scholar
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    The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, http://chm.pops.int/Default.aspx
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    The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (http://www.basel.int).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TUBITAK Marmara Research CenterInstitute of Chemistry and EnvironmentGebzeKocaeli-Turkey

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