oa Agriprobe - African Stockpile Programme : what do you have?

Volume 2, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Extracted from text ... AgriPROBE November 2005 8 African Stockpile Programme: what do you have? At least 50 000 tonnes of obsolete pesticides have accumulated in stockpiles throughout Africa. Most of these stockpiles are poorly maintained and many are freely leaking chemical toxins into the ground, water and air. The resulting pollution is an urgent environmental hazard and growing threat to public health. Mali, for example, is facing one of the most critical obsolete pesticide problems in Africa. Damage to strategic stockpiles of pesticides used for locust control resulted in the spill of thousands of litres of dieldrin in the desert. These toxins are ..

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