Mind the waste

  • 14/08/2005

Mind the waste The European Parliamentary Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on July 13, 2005, passed a European Commission (ec) proposal for a directive to regulate the management and storage of mining waste. The proposal seeks rules to prevent water and soil pollution from storage of waste in tailings ponds, waste heaps and other dumps. The ec had presented it in June 2003. The eu adopted it with certain amendments regarding obligations about management of sites, especially after use. The amended proposal was tabled in the European parliament in 2004, when some member states objected to the

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