NR25 – Industrial Waste

(Last amendment on August 4, 2011)

25.1 Wastes originating from industrial processes, in solid, liquid or gas form, or combination of these, and those that do not resemble the domestic waste, by their physical, chemical or microbiological characteristics, such as, ash, mud, oil, acid or alkaline material, slag, dust, sludge, leached substances and those generated in equipments and facilities for pollution control, as well as other liquid effluents and atmospheric contaminant gas emissions.

25.2 The company shall seek to waste reduction through the adoption of technological and organizational best practices.

25.3 Industrial wastes shall have appropriate destination. Releasing any contaminants that may compromise the health and safety of the workers is prohibited.

25.3.1 Gaseous, liquid and solid contaminants leakage or release control devices, equipments, methods or measures against shall be submitted to the examination and approval of the competent agencies.

25.3.2 Solid and liquid wastes produced by industrial processes and operations shall be appropriately collected, packaged, stored, transported, treated and sent to the final disposal by the company. In each steps mentioned in sub-item 25.3.2 the company shall develop control actions so as to avoid health and safety risks.

25.3.3 Highly toxic and dangerous solid and liquid wastes shall be disposed with the knowledge, acceptance and assistance of specialized/public entities and in the field of their competence. Radioactive wastes shall be disposed according to specific legislation of the National Nuclear Energy Commission – CNEN. Biological wastes shall be disposed as required by sanitary and environmental laws.

25.4 (Repealed by Ordinance SIT n.o 253, on 04/08/11)

25.5 Workers involved in the activities of collection, handling, packaging, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of wastes shall be trained by the company, on an ongoing basis, about the risks involved and the proper elimination and control measures.