ENDS Report Issue 305, June 2000

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Bulletin

  • Contaminated land bill

    Britain’s contaminated land liabilities have been estimated at £15 billion in a Department of the Environment sponsored survey

  • Flexsys coughs up

    Rubber chemicals firm Flexsys has again made compensation payments to residents near its Welsh site after a release of toxic gas

  • The battle of bisphenol A

    Manufacturers of the plastics ingredient have entered into a fierce war of words with an environmental group which wants a phase-out

Marketplace

  • Life cycle analysis debate

    An academic group considering the effective use of LCA has mooted ideas for making the process more objective and responsive

Policy

UK policy

  • Ethical investment boost

    New legislation requires pension funds to state whether they consider environmental, ethical and social issues in making investments

  • LA21 sidelined

    Proposed guidance on how local authorities should prepare community plans for the environment ignore the possible contribution of Local Agenda 21 initiatives

  • IPPC reaches final straight

    Draft regulations on integrated pollution prevention and control have been laid before Parliament and are likely to come into force in August and begin to bite in September

EU policy

  • EC Environment Council

    EC Environment Ministers have agreed common positions on air pollution from large combustion plant and on national emission ceilings, and set out a position on measures to counter climate change

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