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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 3900


  • Section: E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
  • Division: 39 - Remediation activities and other waste management services
  • Group: 390 - Remediation activities and other waste management services
  • Class: 3900 - Remediation activities and other waste management services

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- decontamination of soils and groundwater at the place of pollution, either in situ or ex situ, using e.g. mechanical, chemical or biological methods
- decontamination of industrial plants or sites, including nuclear plants and sites
- decontamination and cleaning up of surface water following accidental pollution, e.g. through collection of pollutants or through application of chemicals
- cleaning up of oil spills and other pollutions on land, in surface water, in ocean and seas, including coastal areas
- asbestos, lead paint, and other toxic material abatement
- clearing of landmines and the like (including detonation)
- other specialized pollution-control activities

This class excludes:
- treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste, see 3821
- treatment and disposal of hazardous waste, see 3822
- outdoor sweeping and watering of streets etc., see 8129

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