Monday, December 19, 2005

Pro Public moves court

Kathmandu, Dec 19-Pro Public on Sunday filed a case in the Supreme Court seeking judicial intervention to resolve the problem of disposal of obsolete pesticides being stored unsafely.
These pesticides have been creating serious threat to the environment and public health, a statement issued on Sunday by the Pro Public said. It said, Nepal contains 75 tonnes of obsolete pesticide that are being stored unsafely in 24 different locations throughout the country for over the last 30 years, the original packaging of the pesticides are rusted and rotted. They include pesticides including POPs such as Dieldrin, Organochlorinated mercury and DDT.

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