Environment: We have disposed of 471 tons of high-risk pesticides at al saff

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Eng. Ahmed Abdul Hamid, Project Manager of Sustainable Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants project at the Ministry of Environment, said that 241 tons of landin pesticide, a hazardous and persistent organic pollutant, were safely disposed of from aladabiya Port in addition to all pesticides containing fixed organic pollutants in the Ministry of Agriculture stores, pointing out that the ministry during that period was able to 471 tons of high-risk and abandoned pesticides that were stored in a store in the al-saff area of Giza.
Abdel Hamid, during his speech at the Conference of the Ministry of Environment, to announce the details of the safe disposal of pesticides store grade, that all the waste and pesticides resulting from the implementation of this process were moved to be burned outside Egypt in private ovens in both Sweden and France, where they have the best technologies to burn these materials, pointing out that the environment at the site has been completely cleared to make the environment happy and live the population in a place not as long as they are annoyed and worried.
He pointed out that this was done in coordination between the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, where they have collected these pesticides from several areas until safe disposal, where those pesticides that have been stopped their use constituted a major challenge where they are disposed of in a safe manner that does not cause damage to the human being or the environment and also within the framework of high scientific standards and requirements.
He explained that an international tender was made to select an international consultant for the inventory and classification of pesticides, and conduct a real training for the team of the Ministry of Agriculture, and analyze samples, pointing out that the study was conducted environmental impact assessment, study the environmental characteristics of the surrounding area and the risks, resulting from the presence of these pesticides, and overcome, followed by the work of repackaging and shipping outside Egypt, in accordance with the Basel Convention, and the purification of the store.