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Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Annual Report 1999 - Federal Environmental Agency


As the “New Style Agency”, the Federal Environmental Agency, also known as the UBA, has been much talked about since its formation in 1974. Since then, the UBA has often provided the initiative for German environmental policy, supplied the facts and made suggestions – for new regulations and limiting values as well as for new techniques and processes. Over the past twenty-five years, it has become...read more

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Chemicals

Guidance Manual for Formulators and Other Professional Users of Chemicals


Following up the research project on „Requirements for Discharges of substances into waters“ (UBA-Texte 60/99) it seemed appropriate to convey the newly gained knowledge to industrial users of water-relevant substances. This was to be done in such a way that they themselves would be able to undertake an assessment of substances according to their environmental soundness. read more

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Economy | Consumption

Compilation of Biotest Data

Data Collection, Data Evaluation, Recommendations


The Waste Water Ordinance (Abwasserverordnung - AbwV) issued on the basis of Article 7 a of the Federal Water Act (Wasserhaushaltsgesetz - WHG) and Article 3 of the Waste Water Charges Act (Abwasserabgabengesetz - AbwAG) requires waste water and waste water discharges to be tested for the noxious effect of waste water ingredients, using biological test methods. The biotests prescribed by the Waste...read more

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Waste | Resources, Soil | Agriculture

Transgenic Crops in Developing Countries

A report on field releases, biosafety regulations and environmental impact assessment


In the following, the report intends to provide orientation and conclusions for everybody involved in the business, e.g. politicians, scientists and representatives from companies or NGOs. The comments and recommendations are based on the informations, opinions and links gathered in this report. Since this report intended to show the diversity of initiatives, strategies, countries and people invol...read more

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Chemicals, Water

Influence of the growth pattern on the EC50 of Cell Number, Biomass Integral and Growth Rate in the Algae Growth Inhibition Test

Volume I


 In the present study, an analysis of the algae growth inhibition test was performed, which included the theoretical background of response variable selection, the statistical properties of possible response variables, the statistical analysis of test results, the reasons for differences in toxicity parameters, and the interpretation of the test results. This was done by means of a literature surv...read more

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Economy | Consumption

Environmental Protection and Employment

The link for a worthwhile future


Environmental and employment problems are among the most urgent challenges of our times. Over five million competitive workplaces lack in Germany, climatic changes are becoming apparent world-wide, therefore it is hardly surprising that from the point of view of the German population the solution of employment and environmental problems is of prime importance. read more

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Economy | Consumption

Report on Best Available Techniques (BAT) in the Electric Steelmaking Industry

Final Draft


The goal of this study is to provide background information for the determination of Best Available Techniques (BAT) with respect to integrated environmental protection within the electric steelmaking industry to support the Technical Working Group Iron and Steel (TWG, cf. below). It gives information on the environmental performance of modern German electric steelmaking plants and identifies the...read more

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Air

Determination of Requirements to Limit Emissions of Dioxins and Furans


Report from the Working Group of the Subcommittee Air/Technology of the Federal Government/Federal States Immission Control Committee. A central issue for the protection of human health and the environment will also be the reduction in future of the new inputs of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans, generally designated dioxins, into the environment.read more

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