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The Decree aims at preventing pollution caused by the discharge of sludge from water cleaning or discharge installations and lays down rules relative to the right to use of sludge for agricultural purposes. Use of sludge in general requires a permit from the municipal authorities. Producers or suppliers of sludge shall be responsible for the declaration of contents which shall be drawn up in accordance with provisions contained in Annex II. Section 10 prescribes limit values for heavy metals in sludge and section 11 lays down rules relative to use of sludge on land. (19 sections divided into 4 Chapters and completed by 2 Annexes)

Implements: Pollution Act (No. 6 of 1981). (2011-03-03)
Implements: Council Directive 86/278/EEC on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture. (1986-07-04)

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Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994; conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king.

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