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A Toxics-Free Future


Public Participation in Obs Pest Inventories

Public participation in primary inventories of stockpiles of banned and obsolete pesticides.

This project convened four citizen-led groups to study pesticide storage in four zones of Chelyabinsk Oblast (in territories of 258 rural settlements). The groups discovered 67,846 tons of banned and obsolete pesticides. All pesticide storage facilities were evenly distributed within the territories of rural districts, and all the facilities were found to be extremely dilapidated. As a result, the storage areas pose serious health and environmental risks. The project team recommended adding the sites to the official government inventory. The results were submitted to government authorities and supported by several agencies resulting in adding the sites to the inventory and allocating up to 70 million roubles for containment and clean up.

Examination of four oblast zones for obsolete pesticides
Characterization of sites
Sites added to government inventory
Money allocated for containment and cleanup

Women Network in the Urals