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Sources of dioxins in the Netherlands

Bronnen van dioxines in Nederland. Werkdocument


This study describes the sources of dioxins in the Netherlands and gives of each source an estimate of the emissions of dioxins. A number of measurements on emissions of dioxins has been carried out with respect to incineration of municipal waste and processes in the metal industry. The estimates of the emissions of dioxins at most sources have been based on literature, information about industrial processes in the Netherlands and sometimes on one or two measurements in the Netherlands. The total emission of dioxins in the Netherlands is about 950 g TEQ per year. About 800 g of this quantity is due to the incineration of municipal waste.

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