ENDS Report Issue 335, December 2002

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Bulletin

  • Agency funding squeezed

    A freeze on its environmental protection budget may make the Environment Agency unable to maintain current levels of inspection and enforcement, it warns

  • Row engulfs chemicals forum

    Industry interests on the Chemicals Stakeholder Forum have been damaged in a row which developed after one company submitted incomplete hazard data

Waste management

  • Hazwaste landfill crisis

    Hazardous waste landfill capacity is set to plummet but Environment Agency figures suggest that industry is failing to develop alternative treatment and disposal methods

Marketplace

  • Carbon price slumps

    Prices in the UK's new market for greenhouse gas allowances slipped dramatically towards the end of 2002

Policy

Parliament

  • £2 billion nuclear bail-out

    The Government has agreed to meeting British Energy's fuel management liabilities - effectively subsidising BNFL's controversial THORP reprocessing operation

  • DEFRA panned over water

    A Commons inquiry has heard the Environment Department condemned from all sides over its strategy to implement the water framework Directive

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