European Parliament Committee Suggest Waste Should
not Include Uncontaminated Excavated Materials
The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety suggest the draft Waste Framework Directive shall not cover       
'uncontaminated excavated materials which can be used in their natural state whether on the same site or another site.      
      
This follows lobbying by the European Construction Industry Federation, which suggests that up to one billion tonnes of excavated material are moved by 
European contractors each year. The amendment has yet to be considered in plenary session of Parliament, or by the Council of Ministers. Links: European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety amendment: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs ...
European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety list of all meeting reports: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs ...
European Construction Industry Federation statement: http://www.fiec.org/tDetailFiec.jsp?co ... (this link may not work, in which case go to the home page at http://www.fiec.org, click on the English language site, click themes on right hand side, then click
'technical', which will bring up a listing including waste managment. Follow this link and click on the 14/11/06 press release.)
Posted: 10/01/2007 By: Professor Paul Bardos



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