Evaluation of the dioxin emissions of the waste incinerator in Zaandam
Evaluatie van de dioxine-emissies van de afvalverbrandingsinstallatie in Zaandam
Matthijsen AJCM , Jaarsveld JA , Jong APJM de , Ros JPM , Vos JJ
RIVM Report 730501003
The results of the emission measurements at the municipal solid waste incinerator in Zaandam show that during this period the Directive 'Incineration 1989' has been exceeded. The emission of chlorinated dioxins and furans from this installation has to be considered as high. The yearly emission of these compounds is estimated to be at least 52 g TEQ/year, however the emission might be some factors high. According to distribution measurements this emission contributes considerably to the yearly mean deposition in the direct surroundings, viz. average 16 (6-23) ng TEQ/(m2.year) on an area of 20x20 km2 and maximum 57 (31-75) ng TEQ/(m2.year) at 700 m North-East of the installation. This deposition might also be some factors higher. At this moment there is still a lack of knowledge about further behaviour, which makes it impossible to calculate the concentration in the milk of cows in the neighbourhood.