Inactive Asbestos Mine as a Disposal Site for Asbestos Waste
© Lehrstuhl fĂĽr Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2012)
In the present work, an innovative approach to the disposal problem of asbestos wastes in Greece has been examined, through a risk assessment analysis of the inactive MABE asbestos mine and an evaluation of its suitability as a disposal site for asbestos wastes in the future.

Improvement of hazardous waste management in Turkey through introduction of a web-based system for data collection and quality control
© Wasteconsult International (6/2010)
The Waste Framework Directive (WASTE FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE, 2008) specifies certain measures to ensure that waste is recovered or disposed of in accordance with Article 13, i.e. without endangering human health or harming the environment. Specific measures laid down in the WFD include the introduction and common use of appropriate classification systems (LoW: Art. 7; recovery and disposal codes: Annex I and II), the principle of producer responsibility (Art. 14, Art. 15), the issue of permits for waste treatment facilities (Art. 23), the drafting of waste management plans (Art. 28), the requirement that the actors of waste management shall be subject to appropriate periodic inspections (Art 34) and their obligation to keep records on their activities (Art. 35).

Hazardous waste classification and re-use (end of waste) by New Waste Directive, CLP and REACH Regulations
© Wasteconsult International (6/2010)
Hazardous waste’ means waste which displays one or more of the hazardous properties H. Attribution of the hazardous properties H is derived from risk phrases R coming from Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC. New CLP Regulation (repealing above Directives) in place of risk phrases R introduces hazard statements H. That means, that soon we will derive hazardous properties H (1 or 2-digit) from hazard statements H (3-digit) of it’s components.

© IWWG International Waste Working Group (10/2007)
Even though the mineral “asbestos” has been widely used in the past for manufacturing of more than 3000 products, today its use is prohibited (Directive 1999/31/EC and 1999/77/EC), because it is considered to cause serious health problems (carcinogenesis, amiantosis etc). Thefore, any Asbestos Containing Material - ACM require special treatment, concerning its management and its disposal. The most common methodology of asbestos waste management is the disposal in special Landfills for Toxic & Hazardous Wastes. However, identifying an appropriate location for the installation of these Landfills is difficult, due to the specific requirements that these sites must fulfil according to current legislation and to common operational difficulties.



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