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Summary of available information on POPs-contaminated sites in Mozambique

  • First inventory of POPs was undertaken in 2004 which revealed that there are about 750 metric tones of obsolete stocks of POP Pesticides (including Aldrin, Dieldrin, and Toxaphene) and 350 metric tonnes of obsolete stocks of DDT stored in various areas in the country (NIP report Mozambique).
  • No particular site or storage has been named and thus there is no information to that detail.
  • In Mozambique DDT and other POP pesticides are no longer registered for any use and that there exists no production of POP Pesticides in Mozambique currently.
  • The 2004 survey revealed also that there are at least 79 devices containing 240 571 metric tones of oil suspected to contain Polychlorinated Biphenyls and that the country lacked capacity or experience for monitoring releases of PCDD/PCDF as neither the Best Available Techniques (BAT) nor the Best Environmental Practices (BEP) is being applied for the control of PCDD and PCDF releases.
  • There have been concerted efforts by the FAO/Japan Project, to collect most of the obsolete pesticides from the different sites throughout the Country and store them in Matola. It was observed during this process that the magnitude of contamination by POPs in some sites is alarming and needs urgent remedial measures, despite the ongoing project to collect all the pesticides and export them to Europe.

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