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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The steel and cement industries will face tighter emissions control under the new IPPC regime, new draft guidance has signalled.
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.
The House of Lords has ruled that the Secretary of State's powers to take planning decisions are not inconsistent with human rights.
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England, various locations | Environment Agency
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