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A major acid leak from Tioxide’s works on Teesside has polluted a nature reserve - and revived concerns over the environmental record of companies in the ICI group
Mandatory reporting and greater emphasis on improving environmental performance will be key issues in the revision of the environmental management standard ISO14001
The Energy Saving Trust is to set up an accreditation scheme for “green electricity” - as UK and Dutch businesses seek to set up a controversial trade in “green certificates”
Wide-ranging powers in the Pollution Prevention and Control Bill have been savagely criticised in the House of Lords
Water regulator Ofwat’s bid to cut water bills at the expense of environmental improvements has been dashed by the Government
The European Commission’s plans to redefine incineration of mixed municipal wastes as disposal rather than recovery could push packaging recovery targets out of reach
Stringent guidelines on bathing water quality agreed by the World Health Organization are likely to lead to tougher EC standards
Waste management firms are diverting part of their landfill tax liabilities into environmental projects - with some controversial results
A battle is brewing in Whitehall over when to allow commercial releases of genetically modified crops - and how to make regulatory systems more responsive to public concerns
The UK seems certain to miss EC targets for packaging recovery - and the Government’s market-based approach is under fire
A major oil spill which polluted a drinking water aquifer beneath Dungeness power station led to a £70,000 fine for British Energy
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