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The Secretary of Energy, Natural Resources, Environment and Mines (MI AMBIENTE) eliminated 60 tons of toxic waste by sending them to the United Kingdom where they will be incinerated with quality controls.
The action was carried out through the project “Strengthening capacities for the management and reduction of persistent organic pollutant emissions in Honduras” (POPs 2) ”, with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility.
The destination of toxic substances is the United Kingdom, the country where they will be incinerated with the environmental quality controls required by international environmental regulations.
The official act was held at the facilities of the National Port Company (ENP), with the presence of several environmental companies, the process began years ago with the first inventories of toxic substances.
The Head of "My Environment", José Antonio Galdámez, explained "these hazardous waste represented a risk for the population living in the surroundings of its former location, with this elimination the risks of contamination by chemicals of the potentially exposed population are reduced , especially women, children and the elderly, who are the most sensitive and susceptible individuals to suffer adverse effects from exposure to these substances "