Environment and Security Center of Mongolia (ESCM)
Pure Earth’s TSIP (Toxic Sites Identification Program) identifies and assesses contaminated sites in low- and middle-income countries, where public health is at risk. Pure Earth-trained local TSIP investigators visit and document sites using the Initial Site Screening (ISS) protocol. The data is then reviewed and entered into Pure Earth’s TSIP database of polluted sites, which helps governments understand, prioritize and address pollution in their countries.
Since October 2018, Pure Earth’s TSIP investigators have identified and investigated 41 sites in Mongolia.
Pure Earth has been working in Mongolia since 2013. The project team has focused on the identification of active and legacy sites polluted by small-scale artisanal mining (ASGM) activities, illegal dumps and industrial areas.