ENDS Report Issue 316, May 2001

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  • Kidney headache for ICI

    Residents of the Cheshire village where homes were contaminated by an ICI waste site are suffering from kidney "dysfunction"

  • EMAS-2 opens for business

    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.

  • Foot and mouth liabilities

    The Environment Agency has already recoreded some 250 pollution incidents from carcasse burial sites used in the foot and mouth crisis.

  • Crypto hat-trick for Belfast

    Contamination of Belfast's drinking water has caused three outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis within a year - the latest causing 221 cases.

Waste management

  • Waste managers turn to LCA

    Fifty local authorities have now purchased a life cycle analysis (LCA) software tool to compare the impacts of different waste options.


  • Ford, Dow plan PU recycling

    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.



  • IPPC in steel and cement

    The steel and cement industries will face tighter emissions control under the new IPPC regime, new draft guidance has signalled.


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