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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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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