The European Commission has now finalised the Best Available Techniques document for the Management of Waste from the Extractive Industries, in accordance with Directive 2006/21/EC, abbreviated as MWEI BREF. This document is a review of the Reference Document for Management of Tailings and Waste-Rock in Mining Activities (MTWR BREF).
It can be found on-line via this link(link is external).
This review is the result of an exchange of information between experts from EU Member States, industries concerned, non-governmental organisations promoting environmental protection and the European Commission. The reviewed document presents up-dated data and information on the management of waste from extractive industries, including information on BAT, associated monitoring, and developments in them. It is published by the European Commission pursuant Article 21(3) of Directive 2006/21/EC on the management of waste from extractive industries.