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Parliamentary questions
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1 April 2019
E-001575-19
Question for written answer E-001575-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Pascal Arimont (PPE)

 Subject:  Chemical waste in the Netherlands
 Answer in writing 

According to videos circulating on the Internet, the Netherlands takes a lax attitude to the use of chemical waste, for instance to improve heavy oil. Obviously, this makes it a popular destination, it is alleged, for chemical waste imports.

— Is the Commission aware of these accusations?

— It is possible to produce cheap heavy oil in the way described without falling out of line with the EU’s climate action, environmental protection, and health protection rules and goals?

— The EU has approved various measures to lessen the damaging consequences — for the natural environment as well as for people — of dumping waste. What specific steps is it taking to prevent such practices?

Original language of question: DE 
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