Asbestos has a number of uses in building construction, mainly insulation and can be found in lagging and fire retardant materials. Improper usage of asbestos has deadly consequences including various types of cancer. The mineral exists in very thin fibres and it disseminates in the air with ease – this is what makes asbestos removal a necessity.
We have been operating and maintaining Common Hazardous waste TSDF on behalf of Gujarat Maritime Board, since October’ 2005.The site, situated at Alang, is constructed and developed by Gujarat Maritime Board. It is the largest ship breaking yard in the world, designed to collect, transport, receive, store, treat and dispose off wide range of hazardous waste. GEPIL (Alang Unit) is also associated with sweeping, collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of Municipal wastes generated during the ship breaking activities.
Main concern at the site is Safe removal of Asbestos, PCB bearing materials and other harmful materials such as:
- Paint chips
- Asbestos bearing wastes
- Glass wool
- Materials Contaminated with oil and chemicals
- Oily sludge
- Contaminated and corroded scraps
- Other heavy metal bearing wastes
Handling & Disposal Methods:
Asbestos bearing wastes vary a lot in their characteristics. Fibrous asbestos wastes is encapsulated in bags and then made to undergo solidification and stabilization before disposing off the stabilized mass into secured landfill disposal cell. The non fibrous material is crushed, solidified and stabilized with an established waste to binder ratio of 1:0.3 and then disposed off in secured landfill disposal facility.