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Available information of POPs contaminated sites in Tanzania

  1. Initial survey identified thirty-three (33) PCB-contaminated sites in surveyed areas located in 25 regions of Tanzania, Zanzibar inclusive.
  2. Over 40 storage facilities in 19 surveyed regions have shown severe environmental contamination with possible high handling risks. Out of these, 4 sites are contaminated with DDT, Aldrin and Toxaphene. These are located in Kibaha and Korogwe districts.
  3. Sites contaminated with PCDD and PCDF are in nine industries that have closed business; these are chemical, petroleum, tanneries, paper mills and textile industries located in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Iringa and Kilimanjaro regions. Other sites are Tabata, Vingunguti and Jumbi municipal solid waste disposal sites located in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, respectively.

Action plans have included

  1. Strengthen enforcement of legislations on management of contaminated sites
  2. Establish appropriate information management systems on contaminated sites for compliance monitoring Clean-up and remediate contaminated sites by 2015
  3. Strengthen local research capacity on remediation technologies
  4. Update existing awareness programmes to include relevant areas of the management of contaminated sites

Additionally, two sites namely NHC-Morogoro which is mainly contaminated with DDT and PPO -Tengeru contaminated mainly by Lindane are undergoing clean-up operations under a UNIDO funded project as two pilot clean-up demonstration sites

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