The burial site is not fenced in any way. Pesticides lie on the surface - some of them are white, others brownish, also due to weather influences. Chemical smell is not visible on the photograph.
 
DDT could look, for example, like this. About 200 tons of it should be in the dumping site.
 
The originally constructed drainage channel should prevent water flowing through the landslide area, in order to reduce pesticides leaching. The bulldozer filled it with soil, and it does not meet its function any more.
 
 
In spite of the fact that the pesticide burial site is located above Nubarashen, the road back to Yerevan goes through the village Voghjaberd.
 
Laura Khachatryan points at the pesticide burial site in the landslide area.
 
Lusine Nalbandyan from AWHHE, and behind her, from the left, Vendula Krcmarova (Arnika), Laura Khachatryan (AWHHE) and Darina Havlikova (Arnika) go down to the valley.
 
Originally, the bags with pesticides were covered up by soil. We do not know who took the trouble to bulldoze the whole site.
 
The surrounding soil, similarly as the whole burial site, is slowly moving towards the inhabited valley.
 
Water is transported by pipes into the area. Similarly as roads and houses, also the pipes are constantly endangered by landslides, as can be seen on the photograph.
 
From the left, Vendula Krcmarova, Darina Havlikova, and Laura Khachatryan.
 
At first sight, the valley looks relatively innocent, only the landslide is obvious.
 
 
 

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