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It is the first inspection of Hazardous Medical Waste Incineration Plant made in Greece

TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, as independent inspection and certification body and leader in expertise and technical competence in waste incineration and management units, carried out the inspection and evaluation of the Hazardous Medical Waste Incineration Plant (E.A.Y.M.) belonging to the Association of Municipalities in the Attica Region – Solid Waste Management (E.D.S.N.A.). This assessment is the first made for incineration plants in Greece contributing significantly to the effort of the optimal management of hazardous medical waste and the protection of the environment and public health.

Following a call for expressions of interest, TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, as contractor, undertook the inspection of the organization regarding the entire system’s operation and the fulfillment of contractual obligations to the E.D.S.N.A. and the existing infrastructure. Specifically, thorough spot checks, inspections and evaluation of the following points were performed: Weighing & Gate of Radioactive Units, Temporary Storage Unit & Conveyor Belts, Combustion & Exhaust Units, Building Facilities & Other Areas, Electrical Installations, Fire Protection Installations, Maintenance Program Unit, Performance Measurement Unit, Compliance of installation and operation with the Environmental Terms Approval Decision (ETAD) and National Legislation. Also, TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS carried out a detailed assessment of all the relevant documentation to substantiate the compliance of the installation with the technical and environmental requirements.

The inspections, conducted by experienced and qualified inspectors of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, was completed with the delivery of an integrated assessment and inspection report to the owner of the project.

Mr. Yiannis Kallias, the General Manager of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, said: “This project, which I remind that is carried out for the first time in Greece highlights the expertise of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS in an object where the environmental and social dimensions have very positive effects on quality of life of Attica’s (Athens capital prefecture) citizens. We continue having as a driver our pioneering and unique technical competence and objectivity to provide high-quality services that support every effort to enhance sustainable development for the good of the public health and the society as a whole”.