Directed the Ministry of Environment, on Tuesday, to prevent the import of equipment and tools backup "used", and confirmed that she materials "dangerous" and contain chemicals toxic, as pointed out as waste arising from electrical and electronic assembly operations and are subject to the agreement, "the international Basel." The general director of the Department of Information and Awareness of environmental Amir Ali Hassoun said in a statement released today and received (range Press), a copy of it, that "the Ministry of Environment and directed to prevent the introduction and import of electrical appliances and equipment used and the tools backup under the Convention on International Basel." He said Hassoun, that "section control chemicals and assessment of contaminated sites in the Technical Department of the Ministry of Environment counting electrical materials used are hazardous materials because they contain chemicals toxic," explaining that "the waste from electrical and electronic assembly operations are hazardous substances, which are among the areas under the Basel Convention articles relating to the transfer of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. " He Goldfinch, that "Iraq's accession to the Basel Convention Act No. 3 of 2009 Annex VIII does not allow the import of electronic and electrical materials used in addition to the equipment and tools backup subject to the same agreement." Hassoun said that "prohibition orders were based on the recommendations of the committee formed by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on the Status of the import of equipment which empowered the Ministry of Environment granted environmental approval for the import of materials used controls." Iraq had joined the international Basel Convention on the Transport of Dangerous Wastes and their Disposal across the border in 2009.
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