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EU project to eliminate obsolete pesticides in the former Soviet Republics

The European Union is to start a model project to eliminate and prevent recurrence of obsolete pesticides in the former Soviet Republics. It is meant to support these countries in cleaning up old pesticide storage places. An investment of €7 million ($10 million) for the project is aimed at eliminating implementation issues in the entire operation, which will cost at least €700 million ($989 million). Three members of the European Parliament will follow up on the project about required actions and further stimulus. Azerbaijan has expressed the resolve to take a leading position in the operation by completely cleaning up the pesticides from the Soviet era in 8 to 10 years. The decision was taken at the 11 th forum about HCH and obsolete pesticides held by the International HCH & Pesticides Association. A 2009 report estimated the total volume of obsolete pesticides at 256,000-263,500 metric tons in the new EU member states, the accession countries, the 16 countries covered by the European Neighborhood Policy, the Russian Federation and central Asia.

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