Tajikistan:
TSIP (Toxic Sites Identification Program)

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Funders
USAID
Project Partners

NGO Peshsaf; Committee on Environmental Protection; NGO- Rushdi Dior; Director of Stokholm Convention Center on POPs, and Ministry of Health and Social Protection.

 

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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. 

In Tajikistan, Pure Earth trained 23 investigators from different partner NGOs based in different parts of Tajikistan in Nov/Dec 2018.  In the spring and summer 2019, the investigators completed 87 initial site assessments.

Review and verification of this data is expected to be completed by summer 2020. The information will be added to the TSIP database in Russian, Tajik and English.