Obsolete Pesticides

Pilot remediation of obsolete pesticides sites in Vietnam

Posted on April 20, 2012.

As many other developing countries, Vietnam is facing legacy problems with obsolete and POPs pesticides. In the case of Vietnam many of the former storages are emptied in a clean-up campaign and send for destruction to a modern cement kiln. But people have buried the stocks as well in the past because they did not […]

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Obsolete pesticides legacy problems in Mongolia remain unsolved

Posted on January 5, 2012.

Mongolia’s economy is booming. International investments for exploration of the extensive mineral deposits resulted in a growth rate of close to 20 percent in the fourth quarter of last year. But pesticides problems from the past  – when the country was a Soviet satellite – remain unsolved. A mission form Milieukontakt and the International HCH […]

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Training of Trainers workshop on Obsolete Pesticides-Invitation to apply

Posted on October 30, 2009.

Within the project  Capacity Building on Obsolete and POPs Pesticides in Eastern European Caucasus and Central Asian Countries a Training of Trainers on Obsolete Pesticides Inventory, Environmental Risk Assessment and Safeguarding will be organised in Minsk, from 18-19 January 2010. Milieukontakt is a partner within this GEF FAO project, as well as IHPA, Green Cross […]

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Ukrainan Obsolete Pesticides: A timebomb for Ukraine and Moldova

Posted on October 2, 2009.

BRNO, Czech Republic, Sept. 23 /CNW/ – According to Milieukontakts Partner IHPA (the International HCH and Pesticides Association) the health of at least 7 million inhabitants in Moldavia and Ukraine is seriously threatened by a stock of old pesticides. IHPA calls for fast EU action to disarm this ‘biggest chemical time bomb of Europe’. This […]

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