ENDS Report Issue 316, May 2001
Residents of the Cheshire village where homes were contaminated by an ICI waste site are suffering from kidney "dysfunction"
Only four new UK registrations to the EMAS eco-management scheme were achieved last year - but renewed interest is now anticipated with the launch of the revised scheme.
The Environment Agency has already recoreded some 250 pollution incidents from carcasse burial sites used in the foot and mouth crisis.
Contamination of Belfast's drinking water has caused three outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis within a year - the latest causing 221 cases.
Fifty local authorities have now purchased a life cycle analysis (LCA) software tool to compare the impacts of different waste options.
A project to find new markets for recycled polyurethane foam from old car seats is under way, involving Ford, Dow Chemical and European Metals Recycling.
The steel and cement industries will face tighter emissions control under the new IPPC regime, new draft guidance has signalled.
- Endocrine panel backs testing review
- City neglects the environment
- Spat over GM trial site
- Bright future for low-carbon technologies
- Regional targets for renewable energy
- Boost for energy services urged
- Anglian pioneers effluent reuse
- Biosensors protect drinking water
- Nitrate link to bladder cancer
- Pressure for tighter particulates limit
- Double first as IPPC dairy recovers milk from effluent
- 9 out of 10 councils have LA21 strategies
- Most brominated flame retardants are oestrogenic
- Major lead solder breach in North West
- IPC authorisation for Guildford incinerator
- UK newspapers reach 60% recycled content
- Photovoltaics get another small push
- Enforcement action
- Electrochemical destruction of sheep-dip waste
- ADAS to sell environmental consultancy
- Municipal recycling increases - but so does landfill
- On-line database for environmental awards
- Public sector resource use study
- Biofuels row in Finance Bill
- New target for landfill tax credits
- Green Ministers agree renewables target
- Lengthy wait for VAT cut on energy efficiency
- Review of NETA's impact on renewables, CHP
- Maritime safety proposals unveiled
- No exemption from abstraction controls for whisky industry
- MPs back wave and tidal power
- Guidance on tyre burning decisions
- Agency's abstraction management plans
- Warning over air traffic growth
- Draft emissions trading scheme
- Impact assessments for agriculture
- EC equipment noise rules implemented
- Guidance on biocides regulations
- Scottish consultation on special waste
- Small costs for penta-BDE phase-out
Despite repeated cajoling, only a tiny fraction of firms produce environmental reports - and just a handful of sectors have met the Minister's challenge to produce a sustainability strategy.
The EC Directive on end-of-life vehicles will force radical changes in scrap car treatment - and an enforcement change for regulators.
The European Commission's White Paper on chemicals has provoked polarised reactions - including industry claims that the development of new products might be killed off.
Labour's election manifesto says almost nothing about how it will address environmental challenges looming for the next term.
- Fudge and waffle in oilmen's sustainability strategy
- Countdown to the ELVs Directive
- Counting the costs of regulating new chemicals
The House of Lords has ruled that the Secretary of State's powers to take planning decisions are not inconsistent with human rights.
- Timber firm pollutes wildlife site
- Wessex fined £2,000 for sewage pollution
- Builder fined for sewage offences
- Kimberley-Clark fined for oil pollution
- United Utilities' waste offence
- £50,000 fine for food firm
- Agency wins waste definition case
- Shanks fined £2,000 for uncovered waste
- Crime pays?
- Councils fined for waste offences
- Fly-tipping costs firm £37,000
- Metal recyclers in court