LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News Volume 12 Number 4, June 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.
Joint Editors: Elizabeth O’Brien and Anne Roberts

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Complaints to the OECD about the continued sale of the additive to make leaded petrol

By Elizabeth O'Brien, BSc, Grad Dip in Educational Studies (Health Educ’n), Manager, Global Lead Advice & Support Service (GLASS) run by The LEAD Group Inc. Australia

From the links at http://www.bis.gov.uk/policies/business-sectors/green-economy/sustainable-development
LEAD Action News readers can access two OECD United Kingdom National Contact Point (NCP) Assessments of our two complaints about the continued sale of the leaded petrol additive manufactured by two companies in the UK.

Firstly, if you download:

“June 2012: UK NCP Initial Assessment - Complaint from A against B” from the above link, you can read about The LEAD Group’s complaint against TetraBOOST – http://tetraboost.com/ - for distributing the lead additive in various European countries.

Although the UK NCP for the OECD rejected our complaint, we have had a minor victory in that TetraBOOST was removed from their website, the following demonstrably inaccurate Q&A:

“Am I polluting the environment? Tetraethyl lead waste leaves the exhaust system as tetraethyl lead salts which dissolve harmlessly in the rain.”

Secondly, if you search for Xstrata on the BIS URL above, you should soon find an assessment that states that the case has been concluded, as we have struck an agreement with Xstrata and withdrawn our complaint. You can download the Initial Assessment of our complaint against Xstrata from the BIS website. It is called:

December 2011: UK NCP Initial Assessment - Complaint from LEAD GROUP against Xstrata (UK)

Unfortunately, I still have not received a single response (not even an acknowledgement of receipt of my email) to my inquiry to the OECD NCP's of Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, The Netherlands and Sweden (countries where TetraBOOST is distributed), re: TetraBOOST Distributors are not complying with OECD MNE (Multi-National Enterprise) Environmental Guidelines.

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