TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas inspected the hazardous medical waste incineration plant of Attica’s regional waste management authority
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This marked the first ever assessment of an incineration plant in Greece and may therefore be considered a significant contribution to current efforts to optimise the management of hazardous medical waste, protect the environment and promote public health.
Following a call for tenders, TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, as contractor, inspected the organisation with regard to the entire system's operation, the fulfilment of contractual obligations to the E.D.S.N.A. as well as the existing infrastructure. Specifically, thorough spot checks, inspections and evaluations of the following sections were performed: weighing and gauging [.1] of radioactive units, temporary storage units and conveyor belts, combustion and exhaust units, building facilities and other areas, electrical installations, fire protection installations, maintenance programme unit, performance measurement unit, compliance of installation and operation with the Environmental Terms Approval Decision (ETAD) and national legislation. In addition, TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas carried out a detailed assessment of all the relevant documentation to substantiate the facility's compliance with the applicable technical and environmental requirements.
The inspections, conducted by experienced and qualified inspectors of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, were concluded by presenting an integrated assessment and inspection report to the owner of the project.
Mr Yiannis Kallias, General Manager of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas: "I would like to emphasise that this project was the first of its kind to be carried out in Greece. It highlights the expertise of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas in a subject area whose environmental and social dimensions have very positive effects on the quality of life of Attica's citizens. We continue to provide our pioneering and unique technical competence and our objectivity to deliver high-quality services in support of current efforts to enhance sustainable development for the good of public health and society as a whole."