Professionals supporting the first Forum on decontamination of hazardous waste
November 4, 2010
A meeting of professionals
The event was attended by representatives of public administrations, coordinators for safety and health, technical prevention of labour risks, managers of companies and productive industries, heads of work, concerned inter alia with the transposition of the waste framework directiveDMR, and by the manifest ignorance that exists against the majority of such waste.
On November 11, 2009 is a marked date in the calendar of the hazardous waste, because that is the day which constitutes ADRP, the Association of decontamination of hazardous waste. An entity that was born with the illusion of becoming a reference within the Guild and a meeting point for all companies associated with this activity.
What yesterday was an illusion, is today a reality. ADRP not only has carved out a name in the sector, but that in addition it has emerged as the voice of the profession and as a point of consultation for professionals, related industries and public administration, by fostering and collaborating with important initiatives in favour of the proper treatment of hazardous waste.
Are many important steps in these first months of life, the meeting with the Ministry of the environment to highlight the fissures and challenges of the new Act on waste and contaminated soils, such as co-organizer of the Conference on deconstructionthe agreement of collaboration with the national centre of reference on persistent organic compounds, CNRCOP, but without a doubt, that has catapulted the Association towards the recognition, has been the Forum on decontamination of hazardous waste.
Through brief presentations the various rapporteurs presented an overview about the definitions and rules applies today and which is derived from the industry, which is very well defined, but it falls short for other sectors that have more complex processes such as the construction, the rehabilitation, agriculture,...
The charge of a little light on the new rules was the representative of the Ministry of environment, María José Delgado, who made a brief dissertation on changes, definitions and new roles that this will include.
Challenges and initiatives to take into account in the new law on waste
Under three key aspects, the Association defined the needs of the new directive should deal with:
-The implementation of a protocol for any work of decontamination. Encourage research and prior quantification by external and independent agents at the beginning of any work. For this work the Association proposed the participation of the Association of enterprises of Control of quality and Control technical independent that was previously assess whether there are hazardous waste, the risk, the number and how have to carry out decontamination work.
-Increase the transparency and effectiveness to enable all stakeholders to work in equal competition and under the highest standards of security.
-The need that the new law respects the established in Royal Decree 105/2008, as national legislation has become precursor even at European level, to determine an excellent provision of the roles of producer, owner, Manager.