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Water companies are warning that many new treatment schemes to remove nitrate from drinking water will soon be needed, at a cost of hundreds of millions of pounds
A refocusing of air quality policy is on the cards, as attention tuns to particles smaller that the established PM10 yardstick and health studies suggest that metals play a key role
Constant review of support mechanisms for renewables - and the fall-out from TXU Europe's administration - are threatening to damage project development and financing
The financial provision made by landfill operators needs to be increased by an order of magnitude to cover long-term aftercare costs, an Environment Agency study has found
Environmentalists have attacked Walt Disney's decision to develop a DVD which is designed to stop functioning after 48 hours
The Government and the Environment Agency are opposing the European Commission's view that sites under IPPC must meet BAT standards by 2007
Airport operator BAA has developed plans to allow airlines to buy allowances from the EU emissions trading scheme from 2008 - and policymakers are responding positively
The Government is under pressure to make urgent contingency plans to deal with an expected glut of hazardous wastes next summer, when an EU ban on co-disposal bites
A new Government framework for sustainable consumption and production offers no targets - but contains initiatives on products, innovation and resource efficiency
A four-year programme evaluating the biodiversity impacts of GM crops has found consistent damage to arable flora and insect populations from herbicide spraying regimes
Rhodia has been dined £19,000 for an acid leak. Worryingly, defects in the site's spill prevention measures had been identified five years ago by an Environment Agency audit
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