New North Sea treaty signed after radioactive waste bust-up

A new Convention on the protection of the North Sea and north-east Atlantic was signed by 13 countries in Paris on 22 September after a row provoked by the UK's demand that it should be allowed the option of dumping radioactive waste at sea. Environmentalists were pleased to have secured a commitment to curb discharges of organohalogens in an accompanying action plan. Ministers also adopted a dozen new rules, most of which will apply best available technology to control releases from specific industrial sectors - and some which have displeased the UK's chemical, pharmaceutical and metal finishing industries.

Sorry you do not have access to this article. Please contact Customer Support at
report@ends.co.uk
or call 020 8267 8120