Retention of water hazardous ­substances compliant to rules

New federally uniform regulations will be adopted for operating procedures relating to substances hazardous to water. Technical transpositions will follow with many variations to meet the requirements of the individual cases. Anyhow, the highest quality standards are a must for the protection of water and soil.

Water and soil are the highest goods to be protected in nature. Their integrity is the basis of all life. As a consequence, handling with substances hazardous to water entails an extreme risk potential for the environment. Therefore, it is one of the most crucial areas for...

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