Decree on the landfill of waste and temporary storage of metallic mercury. | Land Portal

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July 2015
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This Decree of the Ministry of Environment, which is composed of 14 articles and six Annexes, lays down requirements for the landfill of waste and temporary storage of metallic mercury. When selecting a site for the landfill of waste or temporary storage of metallic mercury the following criteria must be taken into account: (A) the safe distance of the landfill from residential areas or recreational areas, watercourses, water reservoirs and water resources; (2) geological, hydrological, hydrogeological and engineering-geological conditions of the area; (3) the protection of nature and the countryside and the protection of cultural heritage of the area; (4) possible extreme meteorological impacts and their consequences; (5) final opinion of the environmental impact assessment. Building and technical requirements for the construction of the landfill of waste are specified in art. 3. Art. 4 provides requirements for sewage disposal.

Implements: Wastes Act. (2015-03-17)
Implements: Council Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste. (1999-04-26)

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S-EPI, s. r. o.


Slovakia's roots can be traced to the 9th century state of Great Moravia. Subsequently, the Slovaks became part of the Hungarian Kingdom, where they remained for the next 1,000 years. Following the formation of the dual Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1867, language and education policies favoring the use of Hungarian (Magyarization) resulted in a strengthening of Slovak nationalism and a cultivation of cultural ties with the closely related Czechs, who were under Austrian rule.

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