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This news article was originally written in Spanish. It has been automatically translated for your convenience. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace a human translator. The original article in Spanish can be viewed at Los profesionales respaldan el primer Foro sobre descontaminación de residuos peligrosos
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Professionals supporting the first Forum on decontamination of hazardous waste

November 4, 2010

October 20, the Association of decontamination of hazardous waste, ADRP, held the Forum on decontamination of hazardous waste 2010. A pilot project, view the great reception given in its first edition, aims to repeat calls for the next year. Through this event the Association has given a strong blow on the table, to denounce the malpractice, policy gaps that there are around hazardous waste and provide alternatives to correct this situation.
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A meeting of professionals

With the collaboration of the National Institute of safety and health at work (site of the event), autonomous institutes, Ministry of environment, Labour Inspectorate, Spanish Federation of municipalities and provinces FEMP, Association of business managers of special resources and wasteAsegre, and a long list of entities and staff colleges, the Association of decontamination of hazardous waste presented this forum with more than 150 professionals linked to the sector.

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.

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General view of the audience in the Auditorium.
First year of life of ADRP

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.

Current context

To explain the current situation of hazardous waste in clear and concise, ADRP are tucked with a cast of speakers at first level, from representatives of the Ministry of the environment, through labour inspection to members of the INSHT and the IRSST.

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,...

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Presentation on the flows of hazardous waste in industry, construction and other environments.
Became a brief review of flows of hazardous waste in industry, construction and other environments, examples of good and bad practices, analysed a type of very dangerous substances and little known, POPs, polluting organic persistent and as notitem star, which monopolized the discussion in the round table who closed the Conference, the path set by the European directive for the new law of waste and contaminated soils.

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.

ADRP wanted to support, once again, his total as patron of the Guild and offer alternatives and solutions to improve the current reality

Challenges and initiatives to take into account in the new law on waste

In this unique context, prelude to a new regulatory framework, ADRP has sought support, once again, his total as patron of the Guild and offer alternatives and solutions to improve the current reality.

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.

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