PROCEEDINGS WITH CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS DUMPED IN THE BALTIC SEA IN CASE OF CONTACT – LEGAL ASPECTS ON THE EXAMPLE OF POLAND
Published: 27 Jul 2018
Abstract: In the Baltic states, in the national legal acts there are provisions about the conduct and storage of chemical substances, but they do not contain specific information on the management of chemical munitions abandoned in the Baltic Sea. Some countries have specific programs under which activities are carried out on the removal of chemical munitions. In international documents, one can find records about the prevention of pollution of the marine environment by harmful substances, which include dumped chemical ammunition. The review and analysis of national legislation pointed out that in Poland there are no strictly records concerning chemical munitions and how to manage with it when it comes to contact or disposal. The exception is The National Crisis Management Plan and The Manual of conduct in case of entrapping chemical munitions given by Director of the Maritime Authority in Gdynia. Extremely important from the point of view of handling chemical munitions is the creation of unified action plans based on national plans in the event of fishing or dumping of CWA on beaches and the same method of utilization of deposits contaminated with CWA.
Keywords: national law, crisis management, chemical warfare agent, baltic sea
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