Sources reveal that US Government's position on endosulfan, alachlor, and aldicarb. It supports the listing of these chemicals. It also supports the listing of chrysotile asbestos but it is expected to remain silent on the issue during the discussion from 20=24 June in Geneva during the UN meeting since Canada (may India too) opposes it.
ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA) demands listing of chrysotile asbestos in the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure list of hazardous materials at the 5th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP5) to the UN's Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade.
Given the outcome of the Stockholm Convention on POPs at COP5, they do not expect endosulfan to be a big problem. Chrysotile asbestos to continues to be a huge problem for Rotterdam Convention's COP5 meeting in June 2011 but US position against chrysotile asbestos might be helpful.
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