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This paper deals with the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of waste disposal installations for the treatment of toxic and dangerous waste. Environmental impact studies (EISs) are being collected and analysed. The main aim is to identify the common approaches and the differences in the indicators, impact prediction methods and terminology used in EIA. First, the layout of the identification form used to summarise the main information contained in each EIS is presented and the table of contents of the report produced for each EIS is discussed. Then, the waste incinerator of an antibiotics production plant is discussed in some detail, as an example of the analysis method used in the study. The indicators, impact prediction and uncertainty analysis methods considered in the EISs of three incinerators (including the incinerator of the antibiotics production plant) are reviewed.

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Authors: COLOMBO A G, JRC Ispra (IT);ARTOLA A, JRC Ispra (IT);HAQ G, JRC Ispra (IT);MELAKI I, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd European Workshop of EIA Centre, Delphi (GR), October 6-8, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38792 ORA
Record Number: 199510125 / Last updated on: 1995-08-22
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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