Thursday, October 28, 2010

Getting ready toward a PCB-free Philippines.

Getting ready toward a PCB-free Philippines. Representatives from various stakeholders pose for a photo shoot just before they set off for the 4-day environmental sampling, which began on 26 October, to determine the present condition of the environment in and around PNOC-Alternative Fuels Corporation (PAFC) Industrial Park in Mariveles, Bataan, the site for the non-combustion facility for the safe and ecological destruction of the country's stockpiles of the persistent organic pollutants (POPs) polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)and PCB-contaminated wastes. Photo shows representatives from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, DENR-Environmental Management Bureau, PAFC, Provincial Government of Bataan, PAFC Multi-partite Monitoring Team, PAFC locators, EcoWaste Coalition, and local NGOs and people’s organizations during the baseline environmental sampling to determine contaminants in the surrounding soil, water, living marine organisms, and air.