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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 035: Management of hazardous chemical and biological waste in the African Atlantic Façade region and Tunisia


Appropriate CB waste management is important in order to avoid mishandling or use of such dangerous materials, with a negative impact on people (contamination), environment (pollution) or security (thefts, criminal activities, sabotage, proliferation etc…).


The objective of this project is to enhance (or initiate) best practices in hazardous chemicals and biological waste management in the AAF region and in Tunisia. Aspects related to sampling, detection, measurement, protection, decontamination, mitigation, transport, containment, site remediation and disposal should be considered in each country (tailored approach), while keeping a regionally consistent approach as much as possible. This will include the elaboration of comprehensive standard procedures and technology solutions for CB.
Work will cover state of the art, regulatory and technical inventories, capacity building trainings, workshops and a dedicated practical large scale CB sampling and measurement programme (for labs and their trained technicians), including CB proficiency testing schemes to measure performance achieved. This will allow for practical and instructive comparisons for each trained laboratory staff.
Taking into account that that countries involved in this project will likely have different starting points, a two phase approach will be used.
- Phase 1: Inventories
Twelve months are envisaged for Phase 1. Results will allow the adaptation or redefinition of Phase 2 if necessary.
- Phase 2: Training systems and training sessions for CB waste sampling and measurement. Inter-laboratory proficiency schemes. Phase 2 will build on results from phase 1.

CBRN areas
  • Safety and security
  • Waste management
CBRN categories
  • Chemical
  • Biological
CoE Region
  • AAF - African Atlantic Façade
  • NAS - North Africa and Sahel




Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación - Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR)


Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS)


This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.