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Levels of industrial pollutants below federal limits in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi / WAM

The Department of Economic Development(DED), Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), has said that the levels of all pollutants from industrial establishments in Abu Dhabi were lower than
federally accepted limits for 2015.
The IDB expressed its intention to set a register for technical inspection and testing companies in coordination with the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) to evaluate industrial establishments that apply for licenses in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including machinery and equipment that needs to be checked and tested, like lifting equipment, pressure vessels, machines, tanks, corrosion and radiographic testing.
According to Ayman Makkawy, IDB Director-General, 16 foreign industrial establishments were registered in 2015 to conduct technical inspections and tests.
Makkawy said that according to a Memorandum of Association signed between the Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones and the Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi in 2010, it was agreed to implement a programme to monitor the atmosphere in industrial zones in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi using the stations to monitor air quality and noise levels around establishments.

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