Hazardous substances monitoring at ports of entry
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The transit and movement of hazardous substances, hazardous waste (dangerous goods) and oils through and within Zimbabwe, is prohibited unless they are cleared through EMA check points. EMA’s presence at border posts is to ensure compliance with the national legislation and international conventions on all hazardous substances or hazardous waste that are in transit and those destined for use in the country.
Hazardous substance spillage
What are hazardous substances and hazardous waste?
Hazardous substances are materials whether solid, liquid or gaseous, or any organism which is injurious to human health or the environment.
Hazardous waste is waste which is poisonous, corrosive, noxious, explosive, inflammable, toxic or harmful to the environment.