ASBESTOS REMOVAL
AND DISPOSAL

REGULATIONS

By Law 257 of 27 March 1992, the production, marketing and use of asbestos (often known in Italy as Eternit after its major producer) in all its forms was banned in Italy.

There is a current requirement to remove and dispose of asbestos only on order from the AUSL or the local council.

Regulations regarding asbestos disposal vary by region, however nationally, monitoring and periodic checks on the condition of existing facilities (such as asbestos roofs) are mandatory.

Asbestos roofs are restored by encapsulation, over-coverage and removal with disposal.

Further information for the Emilia Romagna region.

PRACTICES FOR ASBESTOS DISPOSAL

ISOMEC deals with asbestos removal from the start until completion as per the Law, including the provision of the required certificates demonstrating disposal of the waste at an authorized disposal site.

ISOMEC deals with the removal and disposal of asbestos in linoleum (vinyl flooring), interior panels and facades, which we then renovate using materials chosen by the client.

PROCEDURES FOR CLEANING UP ASBESTOS

ASBESTOS ENCAPSULATION
The asbestos fibres are fixed by the application of different layers of certified paints which form a protective layer, preventing dispersion into the environment; this treatment should be monitored over time and requires periodic maintenance.

OVER COVERAGE
The pre-existing roof is renovated through the confinement of the asbestos slabs, leaving them in place under a new roof made typically made with an insulating layer and a corrugated sheet.

REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL
This is the definitive solution, consisting of the removal and subsequent disposal of the old asbestos roof material at an approved facility.

INCENTIVES FOR DISPOSAL

In addition to improving safety for users and people who live near the building, asbestos removal for individuals and companies also has the advantage of government incentives.

It is in fact possible to achieve savings equal to 65% of the costs incurred staggered over ten years if, by introducing an appropriate thermal insulation which contributes to energy savings in the heating and cooling of the building, it improves the energy efficiency rating of the building. Savings equal to 50% of the costs incurred are available for building renovations.

As compared to encapsulation and over coverage, removal has the advantage of permanently restoring the building thus increasing its value.

The cost of the removal and disposal of asbestos should be carefully considered in comparison to the other two solutions which, although initially less expensive, involve subsequent additional monitoring costs and, in the case of encapsulation, re-roofing costs.

EXAMPLES OF COMPLETED WORKS


La Spezia

Arsenale Marina Militare Italiana

Incapsulamento di copertura in eternit.


Trezzano sul naviglio (MI)

Bormioli Rocco

Bonifica cemento-amianto.


Rivanazzano (PV)

Bormioli Rocco Stabilimento Rivanazzano

Rimozione di lastre in amianto e posa di nuova copertura in lamiera grecata.


Parma

Cavazzoni & C. – Quartiere SPIP

Rimozione amianto e posa di copertura in pannelli sandwich.


Parma

Chiesi Farmaceuteci

Incapsulamento della copertura in amianto.


Campi Bisenzio (FI)

Edificio Industriale

Incapsulamento controsoffittatura in cemento amianto.


Lemignano (PR)

Edificio Residenziale

Rimozione amianto e realizzazione di nuova copertura con pannelli coibentati finto coppo.


Lavagna (GE)

Condominio

Rimozione amianto per successiva bonifica.


Montemurlo (PO)

Edificio industriale

Nuova copertura in lamiera ondulata dopo la rimozione e bonifica dell’amianto.


Sala Baganza (PR)

Gea Procomac S.p.a.

Rimozione amianto per successiva bonifica.


Guastalla (RE)

SMEG

Rimozione amianto friabile tramite Glove-bag.


Prato

Sovracopertura edificio industriale

Sovracopertura del tetto in eternit.

THE BENEFITS
OF ASBESTOS DISPOSAL

SAFETY

Improving safety for users and the people who live near the building.

ENVIRONMENT

Disposal of substances harmful to people and the environment

TAX SAVINGS

Savings equal to 65% of the costs incurred staggered over ten years are available if, by introducing an appropriate thermal insulation which contributes to energy savings in the heating and cooling of the building, it improves the energy efficiency rating of the building. Savings equal to 50% of the costs incurred are available for building renovations.

VALUE OF THE BUILDING

The building will increase in value as it is no longer contains a material dangerous to health.

BUILDING RENOVATION

The installation of asbestos roofs dates back at least to the end of the 1980s, asbestos is therefore not only harmful but also inefficient given its age. The new roof would be built with quality modern materials, ensuring its higher performance.

REGULATIONS

LEGGE 27 MARZO 1992 N. 257
NORME RELATIVE ALLA CESSAZIONE DELL’IMPIEGO DELL’AMIANTO

D.P.R. 8 AGOSTO 1994
ATTO DI INDIRIZZO E COORDINAMENTO ALLE REGIONI PER L’ADOZIONE DI PIANI DI PROTEZIONE, DI DECONTAMINAZIONE, DI SMALTIMENTO E DI BONIFICA DELL’AMBIENTE, AI FINI DELLA DIFESA DAI PERICOLI DERIVANTI DALL’AMIANTO

D. LGS. N. 626/1994, VI BIS
PROTEZIONE DEI LAVORATORI CONTRO I RISCHI CONNESSI ALL’ESPOSIZIONE AD AMIANTO

D. LGS. 17 MARZO 1995, N. 114
ATTUAZIONE DELLA DIRETTIVA 87/217/CEE IN MATERIA DI PREVENZIONE E RIDUZIONE DELL’INQUINAMENTO DELL’AMBIENTE CAUSATO DALL’AMIANTO.

D. LGS. 25 LUGLIO 2006, N. 257
ATTUAZIONE DELLA DIRETTIVA 2003/18/CE RELATIVA ALLA PROTEZIONE DEI LAVORATORI DAI RISCHI DERIVANTI DALL’ESPOSIZIONE ALL’AMIANTO DURANTE IL LAVORO

D. LGS.3 APRILE 2006, N. 152
NORME IN MATERIA AMBIENTALE

D. LGS. 13 GENNAIO 2003, N. 36
ATTUAZIONE DELLA DIRETTIVA 1999/31/CE RELATIVA ALLE DISCARICHE DI RIFIUTI

DECRETO 29 LUGLIO 2004, N. 248
REGOLAMENTO RELATIVO ALLA DETERMINAZIONE E DISCIPLINA DELLE ATTIVITÀ DI RECUPERO DEI PRODOTTI E BENI DI AMIANTO E CONTENENTI AMIANTO