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Asbestos Waste (Disposal)

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that the standards set in the Code of Practice for Disposal of Asbestos Waste Materials issued by the Asbestos Research Council are adequate; and if he is satisfied that the regulations are being implemented.

I am satisfied that on present knowledge the disposal standards set out in the Asbestosis Research Council's code of practice are adequate and are normally followed. Under the Deposit of Poisonous Waste Act 1972, local and water authorities must be notified of the disposal of asbestos waste and can take action if any environmental hazard results. The code of practice is a major factor in assessing the risk of an environmental hazard.