Moldova

Comprehensive risk assessments, inventory work and disposal actions have taken place for many years. Today, 1,949 metric tonnes of obsolete pesticides are stored in 23 regional Central Storages. 4,000 metric tonnes are still buried in the pesticides landfill at Cismichioi in the Southern part of the country. Assessment of 50 contaminated sites is conducted in the framework of the GEF/FAO EECCA project (2011/2012). The Ministry of Environment has mapped 1,604 potentially contaminated sites in order to identify the POPs polluted areas posing the highest environmental and health risks.

A NATO/PfP-OSCE/ENVSEC project was implemented by the Ministry of Defence, in which 3,245 metric tonnes of obsolete pesticides were collected from 424 storages, repacked and stored in a safe manner in 37 regional Central Stores. 1,296 metric tonnes from these stocks (including 100 tonnes safeguarded in a project implemented by Milieukontakt in 2006) were sent for incineration abroad (GEF/WB project Management and Disposal of Persistent Organic Pollutants stockpiles Project), implemented by the Ministry of Environment (2007-2008). A NATO/PfP Trust Fund Project Destruction of Pesticides and Dangerous chemicals in the Republic of Moldova – Phase III plans to cover destruction of 1,269 metric tons of obsolete pesticides stored in 15 regional Central Storages during 2011-2012.

The Czech Republic Agency for Development plans to finance a project for destruction of 200 metric tonnes of obsolete pesticides.

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