The Ministry said the amount of pesticides accumulated in Ukraine

В Минэкологии назвали количество накопившихся ядохимикатов в Украине

Ukraine has accumulated more than 11 thousand tons of toxic chemicals

To deal with the disposal of hazardous substances and the local authorities, said the Minister of environment.

On the territory of Ukraine holds more than 11 thousand tons of obsolete pesticides. On Monday, March 18, said the Minister of ecology and natural resources of Ukraine Ostap Semerak during a working trip to Ternopil region, reports UKRINFORM.

“Now on the territory of Ukraine is unsuitable for use pesticides is in the range of 11.5 million tons. According to government decisions, they can be disposed and abroad”, – said Semerak, answering the question about the situation with the disposal of toxic chemicals in Ukraine.

He also noted that local authorities can bring to this process organizations that are eligible for the relevant activities. Disposal may be paid from funds from the environmental tax.

This procedure needs to pass through the system PrоZorro. And the State environmental Inspectorate to monitor the implementation of such measures.

The Minister also added that in General, the discussion of the problem of the location of the storage and processing of production waste is very important in the context of a comprehensive strategic work carried out by the Ukrainian government in shaping new policy for dealing with such waste.

We will remind, last week in the Zaporozhye region revealed the mass death of birds. Local hunters suspect that the cause of death was the toxic chemicals to farmers.

And last year in Ukraine there were mass poisoning of bees due to pesticides that farmers cultivate the fields. In several regions killed more than 18 thousand bee colonies.


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