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5/2003

Spectrum
Participants of the Conference on Biodegradation are now younger 6
Difficult introducing of new financial deposits 7
Demolition wastes in Europe 8
Demolition wastes, traditional view 8

From the European Union
The difference between utilisation and removal 9
The European Court of Justice has adjudicated that the waste incineration is to be taken for utilisation, if (1) a major part of the waste is used as a fuel and (2) a large part of the energy produced is utilised.
EU should enforce recycling 9
EU still fails to establish competitive environment in the industry of waste recycling.

Waste of the Month DIOXINS AND FURANS 10
What are the structures and properties of, and analytical methods for polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and furans.
Data obtained so far has not shown any substantial pollution in the surroundings of the Spolana plant 12
Excerpted from the press report of the Ministry of Environment on the results of the investigation performed by interdepartmental expert committee.
Topic
ENVIRONMENTAL LOAD
Legal aspects of sanitation of contaminated sites (reclamation works) 14
How are the problems of contaminated sites being solved in regions? 15
Contaminated sites, as seen by the representatives of eleven regional authorities.
Biological aspects of the application of the underground reactive wall 19
We introduce a novel biodegradation method, not applied in the Czech Republic yet.

Science and Research
Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Institute of Mining Engineering and Safety, Department of Ore Treatment 22
A background of a scientific centre.
Stabilisation/solidification of waste sludges using inorganic binders 23
A comparison of leachibilities of abradant and electroplating sludges when using cement, lime slurry and fly ash.

Service
Bulletin of the Czech Association of Waste Management 13
This year, the ENTSORGA Fair will be held in September 13
Excerpted from foreign periodicals 26
Calendar 28
The ODPADY 21 international conference in the city of Ostrava 29

REGULAR SUPPLEMENT WASTES AND PRAGUE
A collection of hazardous components of the municipal waste

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