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Coordinating NGO for EEB/ZMWG funded projects: Ecologistas en Accion

Contact person: Leticia Baselga

  

Zero Mercury Working Group activities in Spain

 

2011: the NGO Ecologistas en Accion brings legal action against the company Ercros on Spanish level and supports the claim of the NGO Oceana on European level.

See: http://www.panageos.es/noticias/flix_3148/julio-del-2011/

2010: New mercury monitoring exercise in 2 chlor-alkali plants:  Flix (Erkimia-Ercros), Pontevedra (Elnosa). Huge mercury levels in air found in Flix (above 25,000 ng/m3) and high mercury levels (above WHO/EPA recommendations) in air and soils in Pontevedra.

Results: http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/spip.php?article6288

Full report 2006-2010: http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/IMG/pdf_informe_clorososa.pdf

 

2009: Mercury in Spanish medical sector, survey on the feasibility of switching from mercury sphygmomanometers to mercury-free sphygmomanometers in health care.

http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/spip.php?article15733

2008: Mercury in energy-saving lamps, campaign warning of the toxicity of mercury-containing lamps.

http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/article11944.html

Getting respite for our planet (ppt):

http://www.slideshare.net/ecospip/bombillas-de-bajo-consumo-y-mercurio

2007:

Mercury in air monitoring exercise in 3 chlor-alkali plants: Martorell (Solvay), Flix (Erkimia-Ercros), Pontevedra (Elnosa). Mercury levels found were all above WHO/EPA recommendations.

http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/IMG/pdf_mercurio_en_clorososa_2007.pdf

Campaign “Mercury in fish”

http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/article4975.html

Leaflet with Hg levels in fish:

http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/IMG/pdf/guia_peces_mercurio.pdf

2006: Mercury in air monitoring exercise in 3 chlor-alkali plants: Palos de la Frontera (Aragonesas-Ercros), Monzon (Quimicas del Cinca), Torrelavega (Solvay). Mercury levels found were all above WHO/EPA recommendations.

http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/spip.php?article53972005, April: Madrid: Conference “Towards a Mercury-free World”. International conference that gathered a hundred mercury experts from all around the world. 




Articles on mercury in “El ecologista” magazine:

# 39: Mercurio y pescado/Mercury and fish

http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/article17502.html

# 50: El mercurio en la industria del cloro sosa/Mercury in chlor-alkali industry http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/article7857.html

# 61: Campaña Mercurio Cero/ZeroMercury Campaign

http://www.ecologistasenaccion.org/article20347.html

# 58: Mercurio en bombillas de bajo consumo/Mercury in energy-saving lamps

http://es.scribd.com/doc/12969143/El-Ecologista-58

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