Hazardous waste incineration proposal out at last

An EC Directive on hazardous waste incineration which was drafted by the European Commission in mid-1990 has finally been issued as a formal legislative proposal with few changes to show for two years' discussions with national experts and industry representatives.1 Many of the emission controls proposed are close to the borderline of technical feasibility, and incinerator operators can be expected to oppose them on the grounds of cost and practicality.

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