The OSCE-NATO-led Pesticide Disposal project in Moldova is an example of how the OSCE can have real impact on the security and health of local populations. The project was completed in 2007 with the successful repacking and relocation of 1,263 tonnes of pesticides from 228 unregistered sites into 21 regional relocation centres. Furthermore, national capacities for analysing the composition of unidentified pesticides have been fully developed. The OSCE has supported the project implementation through Extra Budgetary Contributions, and is currently looking at needs and possibilities to extend the work to the Transnistrian part of Moldova.
Another example of waste management is the OSCE involvement in destruction of deteriorating rocket fuel known as "mélange" - stored in ageing containers across the former USSR. The OSCE completed projects in Georgia (2003) and Armenia (2007) and continue with Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Montenegro. Since the problem is considered to be of cross-cutting nature it falls under the first and the second dimensions and the OCEEA works closely with the Conflict Prevention Center.
In the Ferghana valley, tackling the effective management of uranium industry waste and chemical hazards to prevent health and environmental detriment are the main priorities identified under the ENVSEC Initiative.
Finally, in Kazakhstan, an information campaign on radiological safety in towns adjacent to the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site has been concluded.