Releases from contaminated sites

In accordance with Article 6 of the Stockholm Convention, Parties are required to endeavor to develop appropriate strategies for identifying sites contaminated by chemicals listed in Annex A, B or C and, if remediation of those sites is undertaken, it shall be performed in an environmentally sound manner.

Draft guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the management of sites contaminated with persistent organic pollutants has been developed to guide Parties and others in the identification, assessment, management, and remediation of POPs contaminated sites.