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Trend of Mercury Recovery Industry
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 Trend of Mercury Recovery Industry 

1. Summary 

* Currently, South Korea is the worlds ninth largest mercury discharging country with the United Nations Environment Program announcement, raising concerns about mercury-induced public health. 

* In Korea, the Toxic Chemicals Control Act has designated mercury as a toxic substance. 

* Currently in Korea, the 2nd comprehensive mercury control system, which includes the establishment of a response system against the International Mercury Treaty, has been established and implemented and, with preparing the plan to improve the mercury-containing waste control system against the International Mercury Treaty, by expanding appropriate treatment facilities as well as by establishing the investigation of the actual discharging status and the standards and methods for the treatment of mercury-containing waste, a comprehensive control system is being constructed. 

* For those reasons, there is a growing demand for an eco-friendly mercury recovery and storage technology that does not generate the secondary pollutants using nano-particles. 

2. Current status 

Current status of domestic mercury discharge and disposal 

*Korea is the ninth largest producer of mercury in the world, with about two-thirds of the total mercury being discharged in Asia, along with China and India, and the amount of discharge is estimated at about 32 tons. 

*The amount of imported mercury in Korea in 2011 reached 10.2 tons. 

For more information, see the attached file.
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31 Etc Trend of Mercury Recovery Industry
22-08-2017 1395
30 Etc Guidance on Reporting by Overseas Manufacturer or Producer
26-02-2016 2369
29 Etc Status and Response of an Environmentally Aware and Socially Responsible Investment
26-09-2015 1750
28 Etc A Study on the Environmental Assessment of Tidal Power Generation
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27 Etc Launch of a mass production-typed high-speed electric car which will lead the global market
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26 Etc Development of Natural Cycling Natural Materials and Biodegradable Materials 09-01-2012 2134
25 Etc Comparison and Analysis of Green Growth Policies According to the Economy Level of Each Nation 09-11-2010 2077
24 Etc The Present Condition and Assisting Method for the Green Market of Asia and Oceania 19-10-2010 2027
23 Etc Green IT, leading to cost-saving 23-02-2010 2341
22 Etc A Study on proactive improvement for detailing environmental sector as for comprehensive city plan 22-02-2010 2229
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