Identification of sources of dioxins, furans, PCBs and the campaign against POPs pollution in Central Asia.
This collaborative activity reviews POPs storage facilities and sources in three republics of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. NGOs used the UNEP Toolkit and IPEN comments on emission factors to make some estimates of dioxin releases from sources including: waste incinerators, pulp production, processes in the metallurgical industry and uncontrolled burning. The report also covers known aspects of PCB inventories in the region. To complete the activity, NGOs conducted a seminar on hazardous chemicals with NGOs and government officials from the region. Seminar participants proposed initiating parliamentary discussions on Convention ratification in Kazakhstan; ratification of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers; and having NGOs identify and conduct public awareness-raising activities in the region on POPs.
Report: Identification of sources of dioxins, furans, PCBs and the campaign against POPs pollution in Central Asia
Seminar on hazardous chemicals in Central Asia with NGOs and government officials from the region