Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development

France is looking for our volunteers to work in education

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The Europe-Direct Information Center in Le Mans, Western France, is looking for six motivated young people from European countries who would like to spend 11 months in France on a voluntary project. The project is funded by the European Solidarity Corps and will start on 17 August 2020. If you are between the ages of 18 and 30, you want to learn French and work in the field of education, you can download application documents from here.

The French organization wishes to welcome at least one young man from Bulgaria.

In order to participate, you must send a CV and complete the application form by email: evs@europe-en-sarthe.eu!

No application deadline has been set. The sooner you submit documents, the greater the chance of their approval.

“I know that the situation in Europe is not the best place to look for volunteers at the moment, but we are still optimistic and hope that when it gets better, all young people will be happy to travel around the European Union again,” said Claire Manso, Europe-Direct Director.


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Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

Искат проверка за новите ГМО в рапица и соята от САЩ и Канада

Devnya incinerator – ready to burn Covid-19 waste

The Devnya incinerator is ready to burn the waste from Covid-19. This was revealed by an interview with the Minister of Environment and Water Emil Dimitrov in the bTV program on March 24 this year. “We have a backup incinerator in Devnya. He could work as many as three Sofia if we load it, “Dimitrov said. The minister said that they had a conversation with the owner of the Devnya incinerator because, in his words, “we cannot leave such waste in the chamber”. “The owner told him that he was suspending all orders, all other activities, and remained at the disposal of the Council of Ministers and the Staff,” said Emil Dimitrov. “Whatever you submit, we will absorb it,” Minister Dimitrov received assurance. According to the environmentalist, “it’s good to have all the Crown Virus waste go to an incinerator.”

Currently, hospital waste in our country amounts to about 12 tons per day, with each hospital concluding a contract with an operator for their disposal. Due to the non-proliferation measures of Covid-19, it was decided to burn this type of waste. According to Minister Dimitrov, our country can take up to 40 tons of hospital waste a day. The first option for their disposal is the incinerator in Sofia. “It will be very difficult to prepare him to work in 24-hour mode because he is old and depreciated, but we will manage,” says Emil Dimitrov. The other problem with it is that it is clogged with toxic ash from combustion and it will be difficult for waste cars to enter.

“At present it is not known how many hospitals will need to be treated, how many patients will be treated in them and what the amount of waste will be,” Dimitrov said. Therefore, the ministry has prepared a back-up option, such as the Devnya incinerator.

Emil Dimitrov’s interview with bTV revealed that our country continues to import waste for incineration. Another batch of 20 containers brought from Italy were caught in the abuse last night. They will be loaded onto a ship and returned to Italy again, Dimitrov assured.

You can sign the petition against the import of incineration waste here.


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Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

Anton’s Proposal: Leaf-by-leaf Park

The construction of a new leaf-by-leaf park in the Chaika Quarter. This is the second project of the EcoVarna Initiative on Ecovarna.info.

Location on public territory: The site is located in Chaika quarter, under the intersection of Levski Blvd with Eighth Seaside Regiment Blvd. – between tennis courts, Dr Peter Beron High School and Fifth Language High School. maps: @ 43.2171124,27.9374291,152m

Current state: The park is a basement with many movable objects. There are also private residential buildings with abandoned orphaned and dangerous old buildings. Cars are parked between the trees. In the lower part of the terrain the development is more dense and there is private parking. There are two sports fields and a playground / parking lot throughout the territory. Infrastructure is compromised – benches and gazebos are missing, there is an inactive public toilet.

Draft idea: Enrich the area and become a beautiful and modern park. The project envisages surrounding the property with new coniferous vegetation and low shrubs, paving new accessible lanes connecting the intrinsic spaces on both sides. To build new playgrounds and especially new tree vegetation in the interior. The playgrounds can be moved to the southern part of the site – inside.

Remove removable objects – vans and toilets, as well as landless, collapsing buildings.
To increase the capacity of the parking lot in the lower part and why not become an underground one (with more greenery above it). The buildings in the southern part are in relatively good condition and functioning; some are repairable.

A preview of the current state and various projects that have been made for the terrain.

About the author: Anton Bogdev is a design engineer. He graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia and the National High School of Humanities and Arts “Konstantin Preslavski” in Varna. His competences include: production of specialized maps, creation of digital terrain models, vertical planning, calculation of volumes and quantities, geoinformation systems. Contact: anton_bogdev@abv.bg.

We also look forward to receiving your proposals for the EcoVarna initiative at: ecovarna.info@gmail.com.

Projects should:

– to strike a balance between natural and anthropogenic factors and create preconditions for sustainable development of Varna;

-contain a brief explanatory section on the location of the public territory, its current state and a vision for its future development;

– be accompanied by a preview – a picture of the current state of the site, a photo of Google maps and a color sketch, a diagram of the future;

– be accompanied by a short CV of the author;

The projects will be published in the Cause of Urban Development on the site ecovarna.info. Upon completion of the initiative (until 12 project ideas are raised), they will be submitted to the Union of Architects – Varna Company. All 12 ideas of what EcoVarna looks like will be presented in an official exhibition during the Civic Forum “Conference on Democracy 2021”, which takes place annually on the last Saturday in February.

You can see the projects received so far here.

What EcoVarna Looks Like is part of the Public Spaces Active Initiative.


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Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

Anton’s Proposal: Island Park in Chaika Quarter

To build a park on the dividing island on “Al. Stamboliiski “in the Chaika quarter. This is the first project of the Ecovarna Look at the Ecovarna.info initiative.

Location on Public Territory: The island area between the two lanes of Al. Stamboliiski in Chaika quarter, between the market and the access to Varna stadium.

Current status: The area is in dire straits. It is not functional. It has been converted into a parking lot. The flooring is compromised. Few benches are broken and vegetation is unsupported. The infrastructure has not been updated since it was built.

Draft idea: Separation of the interior space (the dividing island on the boulevard) from the existing infrastructure and its transformation into a park. To build a green alley as a natural extension of the Sea Garden in the Chaika neighborhood. The idea is to make the dividing island an accessible place for people’s leisure and fun.

About the author: Anton Bogdev is a design engineer. He graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia and the National High School of Humanities and Arts “Konstantin Preslavski” in Varna. His competences include: production of specialized maps, creation of digital terrain models, vertical planning, calculation of volumes and quantities, geoinformation systems. Contact: anton_bogdev@abv.bg.

We also look forward to receiving your proposals for the EcoVarna initiative at: ecovarna.info@gmail.com.

Projects should:

– to strike a balance between natural and anthropogenic factors and create preconditions for sustainable development of Varna;

-contain a brief explanatory section on the location of the public territory, its current state and a vision for its future development;

– be accompanied by a preview – a picture of the current state of the site, a photo of Google maps or a color sketch, a diagram of the future;

– be accompanied by a short CV of the author;

The projects will be published in the Cause of Urban Development on the site ecovarna.info. Upon completion of the initiative (until 12 project ideas are raised), they will be submitted to the Union of Architects – Varna Company. All 12 ideas of what EcoVarna looks like will be presented in an official exhibition during the Civic Forum “Conference on Democracy 2021”, which takes place annually on the last Saturday in February.

What EcoVarna Looks Like is part of the Public Spaces Active Initiative.


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Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

Протест

Tons of dangerous pesticides will be burn near Devnya

Hundreds of tons of dangerous pesticides could be burned near Devnya. The possibility of this  happening, without public procurement and by unclear technology, is regulated by the Law of Measures during the State of Emergency. Bulgaria does not have facilities for disposal of obsolete pesticides guaranteeing compliance with the requirements of the Stockholm Convention. This is stated in an open letter from the Coalition “To Stay Nature in Bulgaria”, part of which is the Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development (PECSD). However, a check on Ecovarna.info showed that two companies in Bulgaria hold permits for the on-site incineration of hazardous waste, classified under code 20 01 19. Both are Sofia-based and have been approved for the same waste treatment site of over 3.6 decares in the area opposite the town of Devnya. The permit of Ecoseif Ltd. is from August last year for 1000 tons / year, and for the company “VIP Ecology” Ltd. for the same quantity as of October 2018, without the owner of the site specified in the documents.

According to the descriptions of the technological process, the pesticides will be combusted in chamber furnaces with periodic action. This type of furnace is not suitable for the incineration of hazardous waste, incl. pesticides, for a number of technical reasons, the environmental ministry said. According to him, there is a risk of incomplete burning due to lack of sufficient control of the mandatory minimum temperature, as well as the formation of dioxins and furans – proven carcinogenic pollutants that permanently damage the body. There is also no clarity about the ash, slag and flue gas generated from the process.

The lack of suitable facilities for burning pesticides in our country has been confirmed by the statement of Georgi Markov, Chief Expert at the Enterprise for Environmental Protection Management (EMEPA) in September last year.

Speaking at the time of the adoption of the legal changes due to the state of emergency, the Minister of Environment and Water Emil Dimitrov told in Parliament: “The pesticides we have collected are from our contract with Switzerland (in 2010 Bulgaria concludes a contract for a disposal project pesticides – BA). The program is over, but we are committed to clean up. The pesticides will be burned at the only incinerator licensed. This is the end of the Swiss program. There is no conflict here. Why are you creating it?”.

“Pesticides are among the most dangerous organic pollutants. The problem is that their storage costs too much for their owners. However, if done correctly, it is safer for humans and the environment than burning them, “commented Ilian Iliev of PECSD.

Vanya Zaharieva of the Breathe Devnya Association comment the voted decision with the Law on Measures during the State of Emergency as “unlawful, untimely and very questionable”. “I believe that Bulgarian and European institutions will investigate the case and things will come to light,” Zaharieva said. According to her, the civil association “Breathe, Devnya” will actively promote this to happen because of the life and health of the people in Devnya, Varna, Provadia and the neighboring settlements.

“The state of emergency in Bulgaria and other European countries caused by the Covid-19 virus does not in any way imply the combustion of toxic substances without the necessary safety technologies. On the contrary, such action poses a potential threat to the health of people living near installations where pesticides will be incinerated, ”the open letter addressed to the Ministry of Environment and Waters, National Assembly, Parliamentary Committee on the Environment, the Attorney General, the Embassy of Switzerland and the Environment Directorate of the European Commission.


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Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

Design “What EcoVarna Looks Like”!

The Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development (PESD) challenges the people of Varna to think positively in a difficult state of emergency. Let’s imagine how we want our favorite place for walks to look like, the garden in front of the block, our street. Draw, sketch, describe “What does EcoVarna look like!”

What EcoVarna Looks Like is part of the Public Spaces Active initiative, which aims to encourage the creation of better urban design through the use of different creative models by local communities.

The EcoVarna Look Out competition with projects for your favorite spot, your street or inter-block space will continue until at least 12 proposals have been collected. They must meet the following conditions:

– to strike a balance between natural and anthropogenic factors and create preconditions for sustainable development of Varna;

– contain a brief explanatory section on the location of the public territory, its current state and a vision for its future development;

– be accompanied by a visualization – a picture of the current state and a color sketch, a scheme of the future;

– be accompanied by a short CV of the author;

– be emailed to: ecovarna.info@gmail.com.

The projects will be published on ecovarna.info. Upon completion of the initiative, they will be submitted to the Union of Architects – Varna Company, seeking opportunities to turn the best into architectural projects. All 12 ideas of what EcoVarna looks like will be formally presented at an exhibition during the Civic Forum “Conference on Democracy 2021”, which takes place annually on the last Saturday in February.

The Public Spaces Active Initiative is being implemented through the Center for Sharing and Supporting Working Citizens’ Initiatives, which was opened earlier this year at 14 Sava Radulov Street in Varna. Through the initiative, PECSD lends a hand to Varna’s Anton Bogdev, a design engineer by profession, who turned to the Center with proposals for redevelopment of certain urban areas by building green infrastructure. Some of them are the first draft proposals in the initiative “What does EcoVarna look like” – construction of a park on the dividing island on “Al. Stamboliiski ”and the leaf-by-leaf park in Chaika quarter. Both projects are in Chaika.

“Public Spatial Planning” is organized under the project “Improving Public Awareness of the Role of the Civic Organization for the Community”.


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Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

Alternative currency can revive civil society

Establish local cooperatives to operate with an alternative civilian currency in parallel with the official one. This was cited as one of the instruments for reviving the civil society in our country during the Conference on Democracy 2020. The Sixth Civil Forum was held on February 29 and March 1 in Varna.

Regional currencies around the world are used as a means of socialization, cooperation and sharing and are at the heart of a more ethical and equitable economy. The idea for their creation in Bulgaria was suggested during the World Café conference. His theme this year was The Crisis of Statehood and Citizens’ Initiative. Participants sought the answer to the question: “What would we do in our wildest dreams to restore confidence in civil society?” All the answers led to the summary that people should act together. Develop active civic awareness practices such as cooperatives, neighborhood communities, and even the introduction of neighborhood composting. The confidence of active citizens must be restored. This would not have been possible without the presence of a middle class and a fair economy, the attendees were adamant. One of the ways of doing so – alternative regional currencies – will be the topic of the next Democracy Conference, participants of this year’s forum united.

In order to make it easier for all in the foreseeable future civic education in all schools is needed, as well as information meetings with young people in high schools and universities, NGO representatives say.

Among the most exotic proposals to restore confidence in civil society was the introduction of an informal monarchy and matriarchy, or the empowerment of women in all spheres of public life. Others in the forum imagined a “magic wand” or “driftwood” to create a working judicial system.

Unified, independent, active and in an environment of audibility – this is how, according to participants in the 2020 Conference on Democracy, an ideal civil society functions. “We still have a lot of work to do to achieve this. The important thing is not to give up, ”said Ilian Iliev of the Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development (PECSD).

The Annual Civic Forum Conference on Democracy 2020 has been organized by PECSD, at the initiative of Arch. Kalina Miteva (Pavlova) and in partnership with the Environmental Association For the Earth. The Forum was created to celebrate the remarkable development of civil society in Varna since 2009 and to provide a platform for activities in support of democratic values.

The sixth edition of the conference was carried out under the project “Improving public awareness of the role of the civic organization for the community”, implemented with the financial support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism.


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Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

Протест

The extension of Devnya incineration plant has been stopped

The newly formed Association “Breathe Devnya”, municipal councilors from Varna and citizens from Devnya, Varna and the village of Ezerovo have stopped the investment intention of EcoSef company for increasing the capacity of the waste incineration plant in Devnya. In a letter to the association the director of the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water (RIEW), Hristina Genova, informed that the procedure for certified the need for an environmental impact assessment was terminated. The project to increase the capacity for thermal treatment of hazardous and non-hazardous waste has also been stopped. The investor wanted to include new types of combustion wastes containing petroleum products, asbestos, hazardous substances, sludge, oil filters, brake and antifreeze liquids. Devnya regrets that none of the thirteen Devnya municipal councilors objected to the investment intent.


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Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

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We are pushing the EC for a comprehensive civil society strategy

The Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development (PECSD) supports the recommendations for a comprehensive European strategy and policy for civil society.

The recommendations were prepared by the Environmental Partnership Association (EPA) last year. They were discussed at several regional conferences, including the international conference “Civic Spaces” in Varna in October. The final option is open to support from civil society organizations in Europe.

The original text in English is published here.

EPA is committed to work with the European institutions to adopt the recommendations as an official document. In it, the European Commission must commit itself to action against the tendency of shrinking civil space in the Member States.

Contact has already been made with members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and with the Office of the Vice-President of the European Commission, the organizers said.

Achieving change in this direction requires long-term work and pressure from a broad “front” on civic organizations from many countries.

If you agree with the suggestions and recommendations, please list the organization you represent in this

Signature / Support Table of Recommendations

The name of the organization (incl. English), the country, the name of the official representative and the logo are required.

The Partnership for the Environment Association brings together 6 European civic organizations, with a representative from the Bulgarian side being the Eco-Community Foundation.


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Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.

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Radioactive waste is not an isolated case

Radioactive cargo at Bulgarian ports is not an isolated incident, a check on Ecovarna.info showed. The problem is that they are discovered through random rather than targeted or regular inspections, and that information about them is scarce, unplanned and disappears quickly, environmentalists comment.

The container for radioactive waste at the port of Varna – West was caught yesterday by a random inspection of TIR. The container was filled with scrap and placed on a special platform. Pre-trial proceedings have been initiated. The prosecution will decide when and if the load should be opened. By then, authorities said there was no danger to the health of port workers.

Two to three times a year

poor radiation from scrap containers happens to be detected, the daily reported, citing port authorities. How weak they are and what the health risk is when they are accumulated is unclear. On the territory of the port operator there are radiation sensors that provide information on radiation levels 24 hours a day. However, Port of Varna EAD is silent on far more harmless information, such as the burning waste that passed through the RDF port, for which the PECSD has asked for access to the Public Information Act.

In August last year, information appeared on social networks from the wife of a Varna-West docker, who claimed the man had identified a Geiger counter

increased radioquality in waste from Italy

“It has long been known that waste often arrives with broken packaging, flowing, smelly, and until that day, perhaps even before that, with dangerous contents” the post says. The woman adds that everyone is aware, but workers are silent because they are scared to loose their jobs. The information is published by Actualno.com, but they fail to receive specific answers from the responsible institutions.

Half a year later, the information has been confirmed. At the end of January, 102 containers of Italian garbage in Varna-West turn out to be full of everything else, but not the declared plastic and rubber for recycling. Moreover, bales haven’t been evacuated, which is a requirement of the Bulgarian legislation. Verification and disclosure would probably never have taken place if they had not been brought in with an expired storage regime.

A dozen days earlier, with suspected radioactivity, another imported waste was checked, this time at the port of Burgas. It was also labelled “Green waste” so not to be subject to the notification and consent procedure of the receiving State. It turns out to be mostly iron and textiles. Authorities reassure that no radioactive or toxic waste has been identified.

About the unspoken agreement between the institutions

not to share such information publicly we should refer to a case of May 2014. A metal container with radioactive waste was opened in the port of Varna – West. The information was accidentally disclosed 10 days after the incident, because the case appears as a signal in the weekly newsletter of the Regional Health Inspectorate in Varna. The health inspectors then learned from the Regional Fire Safety and Population Department that a radioactive source had been discovered in a metal container near the container terminal at the port of Varna – West. The alpha, beta, and gamma values ​​and the perimeter affected were not specified in the newsletter. After the blowout of the incident, reassuring information had been released that “no danger of radiation damage to the occupationally engaged persons and danger to the population was identified”.

The Nuclear Regulatory Agency is in charge with the control of the radioactive waste in our country in accordance with the Law on the Safe Use of Nuclear Energy. However, they do not deal with the control of the import of waste, for which in recent years there have been reports of such irregularities.


С подкрепата на:
Проектът "Подобряване на общественото познание за ролята на гражданскатат организация за общността" се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Исландия, Лихтенщайн и Норвегия по линия на Финансовия механизъм на ЕИП. Основната цел на проекта е подобряване информираността на гражданите за ролята на неправителствените организации в обществото.
Този материал е създаден с финансовата подкрепа на Фонд Активни граждани България по Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство. Цялата отговорност за съдържанието на документа се носи от Обществен център за околна среда и устойчиво развитие и при никакви обстоятелства не може да се приема, че този материал отразява официалното становище на Финансовия механизъм на Европейското икономическо пространство и Оператора на Фонд Активни граждани България.