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:: UN Conference Adopts Minamata Mercury Treaty


A UN conference adopted a treaty on mercury control Thursday near the site of Japan's worst industrial poisoning, as Tokyo pledged $2 billion to help poorer nations combat pollution.

Delegates from some 140 countries and territories were set to formally sign the world's first legally binding treaty on the highly toxic metal, later in the day, officials said.

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is named after the Japanese city where tens of thousands of people were sickened -- around 2,000 of whom have since died -- by eating fish and shellfish taken from waters polluted by discharge from a local factory.




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