Dispute over nuclear discharges dominates Ospar meeting

Discharges from BNFL's nuclear fuel reprocessing works and a dispute over the baseline against which reductions in radioactive discharges should be measured dominated the annual meeting of the Ospar Commission at the end of June. There was also an inconclusive debate about how proposals for carbon dioxide disposal at sea should be handled. Several measures on protecting marine biodiversity, offshore installations, wind farms and marine aggregates were adopted.

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