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New Flemish Asbestos Decree

16 April 2019

On 20 March 2019, the Flemish Parliament approved a decree on asbestos management (the "Asbestos Decree").  The Asbestos Decree's main objective is to accelerate the removal of asbestos from existing buildings and to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure incidents.  This is useful given that, in Belgium, asbestos was commonly used in building materials until the end of the nineties.  Many buildings therefore still contain asbestos.

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