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Banned chemicals ‘slip through cracks’

Environment Minister Edna Molewa. File picture: Masi Losi

07 October 2015


Environment Minister Edna Molewa. File picture: Masi Losi

Environment Minister Edna Molewa. File picture: Masi Losi

Cape Town – South Africa is being used as a dumping ground for hazardous chemicals banned in the countries that make and export them, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Tuesday.

Addressing the Chemical and Land Remediation Summit in Pretoria yesterday, Molewa said it was a problem that there was currently no legal authority ensuring that industrial chemicals were subjected to a rigorous risk assessment before they were introduced into South Africa.

Read the full article from Business Report.

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