STATE OF THE ART ASBESTOS Possible treatment methods in Flanders: constraints and opportunities

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Belgie
English
2016

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The current publication focued on exposure to asbestos,  more sustainable treatment methods and prevention.

In Flanders the current policy for non-friable asbestos is double-bagging, labelling and landfilling, while friable asbestos has to be cemented before disposal. As such, the problem by landfilling all asbestos waste is not eliminated but merely postponed to future generations. Furthermore, the technique requires a lot of space, the need for desposal spacelinked with the current policy for treating ACW in Flanders, is conflicting with the idea of sustainable land use and recycling and closing material cycles. Based on this study, two promising techniques were selected that could be studied in more detail, resulting in a possible implementation in Flanders: plasma-torch vitrification and denaturation

Provider: 
OVAM
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Fibres
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

asbestos

CAS Number: 
12172-73-5
EC number: 
601-801-3
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Measurement and assessment
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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