Obsolete Pesticides

Volkskrant bericht over opslag van Pesticides

Posted on December 29, 2008.

Op 20 december is een bericht verschenen van de hand van Sacha Kester in de Volkskrant, gebaseerd op interviews met Sandra Molenkamp, Wouter Pronk en John Vijgen, met als titel : Sovjet-Unie liet giftige erfenis na. Hieronder vindt u een quote van dit artikel: Duizenden tonnen gif liggen onbeschermd in landen van de voormalige Sovjet-Unie, […]

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Milieukontakts pesticidenproject in Villa VPRO

Posted on October 20, 2008.

Maar liefst 300.000 ton landbouwgif liggen onveilig opgeslagen in de voormalige Soviet Republieken en bedreigen de leefomgeving van de lokale bevolking. Milieukontakt vindt dat dat niet kan en helpt mee met het opruimen van deze chemicalien. Het programma “Villa VPRO” interviewde Wouter Pronk In De Ervaring Van praten we met Wouter Pronk, projectleider van Milieukontakt […]

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Milieuhelden Campaign starts September 26th

Posted on September 23, 2008.

September 26th 2008, Milieukontakt will officially start the campaign to attract more supporters for initiatives to improve the environment. The Milieuhelden (Environmental heroes) campaign features strong individuals that want to make a difference for the environment in their country. In this first stage of the Campaign Milieukontakt cooperates with four heroes: Khatuna Akhalaia from Georgia, […]

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Obsolete pesticides a burning question

Posted on September 22, 2008.

Friday 26th of September Milieukontakt will organise an expert meeting on alternatives for the incineration of obsolete pesticides. International experts will discuss two options for destruction of pesticides without burning them. One option is a Japanese technique using a mechanochemical instrument and the other is called super critical water oxidation. During the meeting both techniques […]

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Milieukontakt starts to repackage obsolete pesticides in Kyrgyzstan

Posted on September 17, 2008.

Osh Region – After the Moldova campaign of 2006 and the Georgia Campaign of May 2008 Milieukontakt starts to repackage old stocks of pesticides in the Osh region of Kyrgyzstan. Trained by experts from the Dutch engineering company Tauw and the Hungarian Agruniver Holding a local team from the Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry has repackaged approximately […]

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Milieukontakt starts repackaging obsolete pesticides in Georgia

Posted on May 26, 2008.

Kakheti Region – After the Moldova campaign of 2006 Milieukontakt starts to repackage old stocks of pesticides in the Kakheti region of Georgia. Trained by experts from the Dutch engineering company Tauw a local team of individuals have repackaged approximately 80 tons of old stocks and transported some 100 tons of less hazardous waste to […]

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Project: 2005-2007 Obsolete pesticides MD, AM, GG

Posted on December 31, 2007.

2005-2007 Obsolete pesticides MD, KG, GG Elimination of acute risks of obsolete pesticides in Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia Aim: the elimination of acute risks of dissemination of obsolete pesticides, through storage and elimination of the pesticides.

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Conference on Obsolete pesticides

Posted on June 28, 2007.

Today Milieukontakt organises a conference on obsolete pesticides in Amsterdam. In the former USSR there a still a lot of old and broken storages containing huge amounts of poisonous pesticides. The pesticides are often not properly stored anymore and the pesticides are leaking into the soil and water. These pesticides are a ticking time bomb […]

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The Eliminators – First shots from Obsolete Pesticdes documentory film available

Posted on May 18, 2007.

Milieukontakt has organized an international conference on the problems of Obsolete Pesticides. The conference will take place on June 28th in Amsterdam. During this conference, Milieukontakt will present a Moldovan documentory film on the multi-stakeholder way that the organization is trying to solve this problem in Moldova, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. For an impression of the […]

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EU Public Hearing on the dangers of Obsolete Pesticides

Posted on May 15, 2007.

On the 2nd of May, EU parliamentarians, scientists and professionals gathered in Brussels for the Public Hearing on the dangers of obsolete pesticides. The event was hosted by Wieslaw Kuc, a member of the European Parliament and an active supporter of initiatives aimed at the elimination of acute risks posed by obsolete pesticides. The discussion […]

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Obsolete Pesticides in Kyrgystan threaten public health and the environment

Posted on February 16, 2007.

On a Milieukontakt inception mission to Kyrgystan in October last year a lot of dangerous old pesticides stocks were found in broken down storage facilities. In many places the pesticides were lying in the open air and near inhabited areas. The old stock pose a serious threat to public health and the environment. Between 1st […]

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Georgian Environmental Minister Welcomes Repackaging of Obsolete Pesticides

Posted on December 7, 2006.

In the presence of the Dutch ambassador, local authorities, NGOs and a lot of press the Georgian environmental minister David Tkeshelashvili opened on December 3th Milieukontakt's obsolete pesticides repackaging activities in the Khakheti region of Georgia. Since 1998 December 3 is internationally known as the "No Pesticides Day" to commemorate the world’s worst chemical disaster […]

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Inception mission Armenia acomplished

Posted on May 15, 2006.

From 7-13 May, 2006 Milieukontakt has conducted an inception mission to Armenia in the framework of the TMF funded project: Elemination of acute risk of Obsolete Pesticides in Moldova, Georgia and Armenia. Together with two experts of the Dutch company Tauw, a first impression of the state of afairs concerning storage conditions and stored quantities […]

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Huge amount of obsolete pesticides found In Kakheti region in Georgia

Posted on March 28, 2006.

During an inventory with 7 NGO members, specialists and government officials, Jan Betlem found around 150 tons of obsolete pesticides in the Kakheti region in Georgia. “The situation is really serious” Jan Betlem said from his current assignment in Mali. “We found several places deteriorated and filled with chemicals in torn bags and rousted barrels. […]

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Milieukontakt is looking for a regional coordinator in the Georgian Kakheti region

Posted on February 10, 2006.

ANNOUNCEMENT REGIONAL COORDINATOR KAKHETI REGION Old stocks of pesticides are threathening public health and the environment in almost every former Soviet country. Most of the time these so called ‘obsolete pesticides’ are kept badly maintained hangars. Sometimes the local population has taken the hangars even apart. Thus leaving the heavily toxic pesticides lay around in […]

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New IHPA report on the legacy of Lindane HCH Isomer Production

Posted on January 20, 2006.

‘Lindane should be on the dangourous pesticides list of the Stockholm Convention’ John Vijgen, expert partner of Milieukontakt in our obsolete pesticides projects, today presented a report on the risidue management and disposal of HCH caused by lindane production. Lindane, also known as gamma-Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and benzene hexachloride (BHC), is banned in most developed countries. […]

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Belarus – 20 years later…

Posted on October 12, 2005.

Milieukontakt began a new project in September 2005: Environment&Health in Belarus – what civil society can do. This project is concerned with environmental education that is focused not merely on identifying the problems, but more especially on solving them. Three partner organizations from different regions of the country are working with us on this project: […]

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