Utilization of Toxic Pesticides on the Territory of Lviv Oblast in the Transboundary Basin of the River San and Western Bug

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The project started in April 2008 and last till April 2009.

Leading partner, the main applicant

Financial partner, executor of the project

Project partners

Project Goal

To improve the quality of the water of the transborder rivers Western Bug and San through the utilization of pesticides which can be found in the said river basins and to raise the quality of management of illegal pesticides in Lviv Oblast.

Pesticides from the villages of Dobrosyn and Richky have been removed

small_3.jpgUseless pesticides have been removed for utilization from the village of Richky in amount of 9.303 tons and from the village of Dobrosyn in amount of 2.183 tons. The storages of pesticides in these villages have been fully liquidated.

As of 17.04.2009, 32.955 tons of useless pesticides have been removed for utilization from Zhovkva rayon.

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Unsuitable pesticides have been removed for utilization from the villages of Nova Skvariava and Dobrosyn

small_1.jpgUnsuitable pesticides have been removed for utilization from the village of Nova Skvariava in amount of 3,819 tons and from the village of Dobrosyn in amount of 7.667 tons.

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Removed and utilized unsuitable for usage pesticides from the village of Nahirtsi

small_2_0.jpgElha Ltd. (Shostka town, Sumy oblast) has removed and utilized unsuitable for usage pesticides from the village of Nahirtsi of Zibolky village council in amount of 5.622 tons and from the town of Dubliany in amount of 4.361 tons.

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Within the project there have been planned removal for utilization of 32.955 tons pesticides

Within the project there have been planned removal for utilization of 32.955 tons of unsuitable for usage pesticides from 5 store-houses in Zhovkva district which are in unsatisfactory state and belong to transboundary basin of the Western Buh river.

The data on store-houses located in the basin of the Dniester are reflected.

State Environmental Inspection in Lviv oblast, which is the project partner, uses elaborated within the project procedures, forms and hardware products in order to keep records of storehouses with poisoning chemicals in the basins of the Dniester and the Prypiat' rivers which in terms of territory were not covered by the project.

The "Map" site was updated with information on the storehouses which were additionally inventoried by State Environmental Inspection. The work in this direction continues, please follow the news.

Final seminar

P2255834_small.jpgWithin the project realization on 24-27 February 2009, in the village of Skavske in Lviv oblast there was the final seminar "Current state and perspectives of utilization of prohibited and unsuitable for usage poisoning chemicals located in Western Ukraine".

Representatives of state authorities from Volyn, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil and Lviv oblasts.

Wastes as object of private ownership

According to the Article 1of the Law of Ukraine "On wastes" – wastes are any substances, materials and objects which are formed in the process of human activity and cannot be further used in the places where they were formed or revealed. Their owners have to get rid of them through utilization or removal;

hazardous wastes are wastes characterized by such physical, chemical biological or other hazardous features which cause or may cause considerable hazard for the environment and people's health and which require special methods and means to maintain them.

In Kharkiv oblast storehouses with poisoning chemicals were burning

fire.jpg On February 9, 2009 in Lozova rayon in Kharkiv oblast storehouses with acid poisoning chemicals were burning.

The head of Lozova rayon state administration Serhiy Zelensksyi said that on Monday at about 10 a. m. in the village of Yekaterynivka of Lozova rayon chemicals on the storehouses of former firm Silhospkhimiya started to react with one another.

European Unioin: new principles of providing permissions for production of plant protecting substances (pesticides)

The European Parliament adopted draft resolutions as well as directives which will widen the variety of plant protecting substances in member-countries of the EU while introducing prohibition to use certain chemical substances which are used in the production process. Also, there have been envisaged some solutions increasing safety of using plant protecting substances.

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