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Armenia reports to have approximately 800 metric tonnes of obsolete pesticides. A public awareness campaign, risk assessment and inventory was undertaken at 30 sites in three regions in late 2011 (within the GEF/FAO EECCA project).

In 2010, Armenia has experienced an emergency at the Nubarashen pesticides landfill, where illegal excavation of obsolete pesticides took place. A temporary cover has been established and a feasibility study for site remediation is presently underway (funded by OSCE). A sustainable final solution for the Nubarashen landfill will most likely be financed within a GEF/UNDP project.

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