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Port of Rotterdam The Slufter Opens for Dredged Silt Contaminated with PFAS

Logistic News - Published on Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Port of Rotterdam depot for contaminated dredged material The Slufter can now also accept dredged silt contaminated with PFAS. This is the outcome of the consultation between depot managers and the competent authorities. During dredging works, contaminated silt is also dredged. This dredged material cannot be distributed in the sea. In the port, the Slufter opened for this on Maasvlakte in 1987. The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rijkswaterstaat are co-owners of the depot. The Slufter is the safest location to store extremely contaminated dredged material. The surface water is monitored vigilantly here and, where necessary, controlled measures can be taken to minimise the PFAS concentrations in the depots and in effluent purified wastewater.

PFAS is a group of over six thousand synthetic chemical substances that occur in non-stick coatings, paint, fire extinguisher foam, clothing and many other products. These substances are sometimes toxic, have very low degradability and are now appearing in the environment on a large scale.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 19 Nov 2019
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