Global day of action on POPs in Russia: the fifteenth anniversary of the dioxin dump in Ufa.
A meeting of the Public Environmental Council of the Republic of Bashkortostan (18 organizations) discussed and approved a statement on the problem of dioxin waste and reorganization of "Khimprom" Company. A second meeting was organized with chief officials of environmental and other supervisory bodies of the Republic of Bashkortostan (RB) in the Public Reception Chamber of the Chief Federal Inspector of RB on matters of environmental monitoring (including dioxins) and provision of public environmental information. The meeting participants raised a claim against the State Committee for Environment and its legal successors for the failure to eliminate the dioxin dump in Ufa. The project generated a strong momentum to address the problem. The Union of Ecologists of the Republic of Bashkortostan will maintain public control over implementation of actions for elimination of sources of dioxin pollution in Ufa.
NGO meeting of 18 organizations to develop common statement on dioxin contamination
Meeting with authorities concerning the dump
NGO granted responsibility for activities involved in eliminating dioxin sources