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Title: Landfill and the water environment : NRA position statement
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
In common with a number of north European countries the United Kingdom has adopted a hierarchical approach to waste management which places an emphasis on the reduction in waste volumes that ultimately have to be landfilled. The hierarchy requires in order of priority: waste minimisation (reduce waste production) Waste recycling (reuse of various waste streams, composting) Waste conversion to energy (incineration for heat generation) Waste pretreatment (incineration, shredding) Waste to landfill (final storage). This paper presents an overview of some of the issues that relate to landfill and the protection of the water environment and describes the way in which the NRA wishes to approach the activity in its role as statutory consultee under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. A number of internal guidance notes on specific issues relating to landfill and waste management in general are in preparation by the NRA.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Waste managementWaste disposalLegislationDirectives (European Union)Environment Agency
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 8
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