News maj 14. 2021. All news

Project extension

Project activities within Output 4.5 have been extended and the Contract to finally dispose 240 tons of equipment and decontaminate 80 tons of equipment has been signed. The activities are foreseen to be finalized by the end of 2021.

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News mar. 25. 2021. All news

Project results

By the initial Project work plan the quantity of 200 tons of PCB equipment and waste was foreseen for disposal within Output 4.5.

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    The aim of this page is to show information on health effects, environmental impact, technical information and general information on polychlorinated biphenyls commonly known as PCBs. The main scope is to inform Serbian audience about National PCB Management Plan, all relevant legal framework and regulations in the Republic of Serbia and worldwide. This web page will help all potential PCBs owners to find all relevant information on technical guidelines, safety procedures, protocols and standard operating procedures for PCBs contaminated oils, equipment and soil, list of services, analytical procedures, laboratories, etc.

    This web page is result of UNIDO project “Environmentally sound management and final disposal of PCBs” (UNIDO ID: 100313 and GEF ID: 4877) financed by Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) and Serbian Railway Company.

    The overall objective of this project is to protect human health and the environment by reducing and eliminating the releases of and exposure to PCBs through establishment of an environmentally sound PCB management system and final disposal of 200 tons of PCB equipment. The power sector and other PCB equipment owners will be able to better manage their PCB contaminated equipment and implement the PCB disposal plan under which all PCB contaminated equipment shall be disposed of by 2028 at latest to meet the Stockholm Convention’s mandate. This project will contribute to strengthening the national capacity for the environmentally sound management of PCBs and setting up the in-country final disposal option for PCB contaminated equipment with low PCB concentrations.

    The project management office have a full cooperation with GEF, UNIDO, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection (MoAEP), the Serbia’s National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC)., stakeholders, private sector, communities and all relevant institutions.


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The aim of this page is to show information on health effects, environmental impact, technical information and general information on polychlorinated biphenyls commonly known as PCBs. The main scope is to inform Serbian audience about National PCB Management Plan, all relevant legal framework and regulations in the Republic of Serbia and worldwide. This web page will help all potential PCBs owners to find all relevant information on technical guidelines, safety procedures, protocols and standard operating procedures for PCBs contaminated oils, equipment and soil, list of services, analytical procedures, laboratories, etc.

The Stockholm convention

The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) was adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on 22 May 2001 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Convention entered into force on 17 May 2004.

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PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are aromatic, synthetic chemicals which do not occur naturally in the environment. They consist of the biphenyl structure with two linked benzene rings in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms have been substituted by chlorine atoms.

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Where PCBs could be found?

PCBs were first identified in the nineteenth century and started being manufactured on an industrial scale in 1929. They were intensively used between 1920 and 1980.

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Impacts of PCBs on health and environment

PCBs are identified as persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT). Because of their persistence, PCBs continue to be found in the environment and contamination from legacy sources remains a problem.

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