Environmental Code of Practice for base metals smelters and refineries: abstract


Abstract

The Environmental Code of Practice for Base Metals Smelters and Refineries describes operational activities and associated environmental concerns of this industrial sector. Recommendations for the environmental performance of these facilities are presented to mitigate these concerns. The recommended practices in the Code include the development and implementation of environmental management systems and the prevention and control of atmospheric emissions, wastewater effluents, and wastes. These recommended practices may be used as requirements for new facilities and as goals for continual improvements for existing facilities.

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