FSD remediates sites contaminated by toxic pollutants inherited from the past, particularly obsolete pesticides, waste from former uranium mining sites and heavy metals.
Bags of soil contaminated with toxic pesticides ready for transfer to the national centre in Vahksh. (Tajikistan, 2018)
An invisible threat
Toxic substances buried in the soil
In some countries, the pollution in the soil has a strong impact on the health of the populations affected and on ecosystems. Toxic pesticides and heavy metals seep into groundwater and the food chain, contaminating plants, micro-organisms, animals and humans.
In 2021, our teams planted 3’500 trees to limit soil erosion around the obsolete national pesticide-deposit centre in Vakhsh, in Tajikistan.
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