12,000 tonnes of Ukranian Persistent Organic Pollutants
Shipped to Poland
This item comes from IHPA and looks like a contaminated site in the making.  Quoting their ambassador from Poland:   
  
During last HCH Forums we found out about problem of HCB waste in Kalush (Ukraine) and about Ukrainian activities concerning HCB and unwanted pesticides. 
We were happy to see that another country is fighting with POP problem. Until the May of this year… One of Polish TV stations shown the report about HCB and unwanted pesticides from Ukraine. I was really surprised that several (more less 12) thousands of
tones of this waste was found in one of Polish incinerator plant. Incorrectly packed, in torn big-bags, smelly, with no adequate protection, waste are stored
50 meters from the coast line of Baltic Sea. According to permissions and technical capacity of the incineration plant it will take more than two years to liquidate
all waste. After the publication of the report, Polish prosecutor opened an investigation. Here is a link to the news report (English subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtyDuS44B ...
Posted: 12/06/2012 By: Professor Paul Bardos



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