Health and Environment

Review of available studies on health and environmental impacts of Waste Incinerators

September 2020

“In summary, there is no known scientific evidence that WI plants designed and operated in order to comply with the emission standards in force in developed countries have a significative impact on the environment and the health of people living in their environment. Therefore, the establishment and compliance of emission standards should be sufficient to ensure their safety for the environment. The realization of a previous socioenvironmental impact assessment and a participatory follow-up process of their operation are sufficient guarantees for the authorities and the community that the operation of the WI plant is a virtuous step in the management of waste with the added value of contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.”

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