Council Decision 77/586/EEC on the River Rhine
The Council Decision 77/586/EEC on the River Rhine concludes on behalf of the Community the "Berne Convention" for the protection of the Rhine against chemical pollution, implying that discharges of a range of toxic substances should be gradually eliminated.
The toxic substances listed in Annex I include organohalogen, organophosphorus and organotin compounds, carcinogens, mercury and cadmium compounds and persistent mineral oils and hydrocarbons. Annex II of this Decision lists other dangerous substances for which pollution should be reduced, namely a range of 20 metalloids and metal compounds, biocides and their derivatives not appearing in Annex I.
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