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Amendments to Persistent Organic Pollutants Control Act
Local Title:
잔류성오염물질 관리법 일부개정법률
Country/Region:
South Korea
Competent Authority:
Ministry of Environment
Type:
Law
Status:
To be enforced
Release Date:
2022-06-10
Implementation Date:
2023-06-11
Document
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Official Amendments to Persistent Organic Pollutants Control Act
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Summary

On June 10, 2022, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) issued an announcement to make public the revision to the Persistent Organic Pollutants Control Act (hereinafter referred to as the Act) to further clarify the control conditions of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and strengthen the penalties against violations.

The POPs are a set of toxic chemicals that are persistent in the environment and able to last for several years before breaking down. The Act was first released in 2009 and took effect in 2010, aiming to protect human health and the environment from hazards posed by POPs within South Korea. As of 2022, it has been revised many times to keep pace with the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

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