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Article 2U.K.+E.U.

For the purpose of this Directive:

1.

Asbestos means the following fibrous silicates:

  • crocidolite (blue asbestos),

  • actinolite,

  • anthophyllite,

  • chrysotile (white asbestos),

  • amosite (brown asbestos),

  • tremolite.

2.

Raw asbestos means:

the product resulting from the primary crushing of asbestos ore.

3.

Use of asbestos means:

activities which involve the handling of a quantity of more than 100 kilograms of raw asbestos per year and which concern:

(a)

the production of raw asbestos ore excluding any process directly associated with the mining of the ore, and/or

(b)

the manufacturing and industrial finishing of the following products using raw asbestos: asbestos cement or asbestos-cement products, asbestos friction products, asbestos filters, asbestos textiles, asbestos paper and card, asbestos jointing, packaging and reinforcement materials, asbestos floor coverings, asbestos fillers.

4.

Working of products containing asbestos means:

activities other than the use of asbestos, which are liable to release asbestos into the environment.

5.

Waste means:

any substance or object as defined in Article 1 of Directive 75/442/EEC(1).