Monitoring of PCB levels in environmental media in the Republic of Armenia and the identification of hotspots.
This report monitored PCBs in a total of 50 samples of environmental media and food in five regions of Armenia (Lori, Tavush, Kotaik, Syunik and Ararat). The results suggested the countrywide contamination of Armenia by residual levels of PCBs. PCBs levels were several times higher in soil samples taken in areas with large industrial facilities and power plants. These findings suggest the facilities continue to use PCBs-containing liquids. Almost two-fold higher levels of PCBs were found in water reservoirs in territories of industrialized areas of Armenia.
Report on PCB monitoring (English summary and full report in Russian)
Submission of results for incorporation into NIP