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Liberec Municipal Waste Incin in Czech Rep

Municipal waste incinerator in Liberec - important POPs source.

The municipal waste incinerator (MWI) in Liberec has operated since 1999 and currently has a capacity to burn 96,000 tons of municipal solid waste each year. This activity gathered all available data related to POPs releases from this MWI and calculated potential releases from the incinerator. Measured dioxin releases were found to be 1.8-5.5 times higher than emissions calculated using the UNEP Dioxin Toolkit. In addition, the report contains data about POPs levels measured in different environmental compartments related to the incinerator and its pollution releases. The report helped support NGO participation in the Integrated Pollution Prevention Control process involved in determining permitting for the incinerator.

Report: The Liberec municipal waste incinerator: a significant source of POPs
Public participation in the IPPC process

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