Action A.5: Mapping of industrial polluting activities
Preparatory action
OBJECTIVE

The main focus of this preparatory action is to set up an exercise to obtain a clear picture of the types and main constituents of liquid waste waters being generated and disposed of by particular sectors of industry either through shipments or discharged to sewer through waste carriers.

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DESCRIPTION
  • Through this action a study will be set-up to identify the types and main constituents of liquid waste waters being generated and disposed of by particular sectors of industry (Pharmaceuticals, Paints/pigment production, Waste treatment facilities, Healthcare, Electronics, Printing Presses, Chemical Manufacturing) either through shipments or discharged to sewer (either directly or indirectly) through waste carriers. This goal will be achieved by commissioning a number of reports

  • assigned to technical expert/s who have the necessary competence to evaluate the industrial sectors that are to be investigated. The results of these reports will be collated and integrated within a discharge framework based on the spatial Geographical Area of the various industrial sites in the Maltese Islands. The various industrial sectors examined will also be evaluated in terms of the level of risk they pose to the integrity of the sewer network and compliance to the discharge regulations.

EXPECTED RESULTS
  • These studies will be commissioned at the initial stage of the project so that the information gathered will help the Discharge Permitting Unit (DPU) to better target its enforcement efforts as highlighted by the findings of previous reports derived from this project. The

  • enforcement of discharges into sewer within the Maltese Islands has not kept up with the fast-paced development of the local industry in the past years. This has created a vacuum of knowledge which is meant to be bridged through the implementation of this action.

Take a look at the Deliverables for this action.

A report compiled by appointed consultants on the pollutants discharged by the major industrial sectors.