Project Proposal. Arctic Multilateral Cooperative Pilot Project for phase out of PCB Use and Management of PCB-containing wastes in the Russian Federation.

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Arctic Council
"Based on the information from the Russian officials, PCB production in Russia ceased in 1995. However, until recently, produced amounts of PCB were used in production of some types of electric equipment. Extensive use of PCB for several decades in energy production and a number of industries caused actual and potential threats to the environment and human health in the Russian Federation. To solve the PCB problem in Russia, it is necessary to develop and implement a special Federal Programme, which would be funded by the Russian sources and financial support of participating countries and international financial institutions." /.../