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February 7, 2015   -   Posted by opc   -   in News   -   Comments Off on Honduras sends 60 tons of toxic chemicals to the UK

The process of packing, repacking and packaging of hazardous waste, was in charge of specialized personnel of the company “Veolia is”.

SAN PEDRO SULA, The Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Mining (Serna) removed 60 tons of toxic waste by sending them to the UK where they will be incinerated with quality controls. The action was carried out through the project “Strengthening capacity to manage and reduce emissions of POPs in Honduras” (COPs 2) “, supported by the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) and the Global Environment Fund.

The fate of toxic substances is the United Kingdom, a country where they will be incinerated with environmental quality controls required by international environmental law says a newsletter Serna.
The official ceremony was held at the premises of the National Port Authority, with the presence of several environmental companies.
The process was beginning years ago with the first inventory of toxic substances.

José Antonio Galdames, headline “My Environment” told the media that “these hazardous wastes pose a risk to the population living around its old location, is eliminating contamination risks are reduced by chemical potentially exposed population, especially women, children and the elderly, who are the most sensitive and susceptible to adverse effects from exposure to these substances “individuals.

The operation included 20 tons of a chemical has been used to eradicate malaria vector transmitter.

Another beneficiary institutions for this process is the SAG, with the removal of 34 tonnes of waste agricultural pesticides. 6 tons of expired pesticides, stored in a warehouse of the National Bank for Agricultural Development (BANADESA) were also included.

PACKING PROCESS
The process of packing, repacking and packaging of hazardous waste, was in charge of specialized personnel of the company “Veolia’s” company of British origin, responsible for the disposal of these hazardous wastes by heat treatment in the UK.
After packaging waste were transported in UN approved containers.

EXPERIENCE
This is the second experience of Honduras in the process of disposal of hazardous waste such nationally, the first elimination occurred in 1999, with 103 tons of pesticides.

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