Action News vol 9 no 1, August, 2008, Revised
Version February, 2012, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News ( ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.
Editor-in-Chief: Tony Lennon
Australia & the UK still supply the lead for petrol for millions of people
Note: As of 14 February 2012, this newsletter has been revised, taking into account information received from the UK Environment Agency and the US National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Multi National Enterprise (MNE) Guidelines. The UK Environment Agency advised us that “China claims a capability” in the manufacture of tetraethyl lead (TEL) and in February 2012, we are still investigating this claim via the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Lead Management Center (ILMC) and the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). Innospec’s website, as at 14 February 2012, still states: “Our Octane Additives business is the world's only manufacturer of tetra ethyl lead (TEL)”, as it did when this newsletter was first written. On 1 February 2012, the US NCP web-published Statement by the U.S. National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises at http://www.state.gov/e/eb/oecd/usncp/links/rls/183059.htm, including the sentence: “In an October 5 letter to the U.S. NCP, Innospec declared that it had not sold TEL to Afghanistan, North Korea or Burma”.
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