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EC Workshop on the Implementation of the Mining Waste Directive 2006/21/EC

14/03/2017 - 10:00 to 17:00
Rue Belliard 101, 1040 Brussels

The European Commission will host a stakeholder workshop with Member States' and stakeholders' representatives on the implementation of the Mining Waste Directive (2006/21/EC).

The three consultancies reviewing the implementation - Milieu Ltd., Bipro, and Amec Foster Wheeler - will present the outcome of their assessment that will be further discussed with relevant authorities and actors.

The following topics are on the agenda: Member States' enforcement and control (capacity, skills, inspections), waste facility classification, permitting and financial guarantees, waste management plans, inventory of closed waste facilities, transboudary effects, update on the use of cyanide in gold extraction, and, last but not least, reprocessing of mining waste.