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Almost a quarter of chemical industry sites lack a formal environmental management system (EMS) - but a new initiative under Responsible Care aims improved take-uo
The number of environmental statements has doubled since the revised EU Directive on environmental impact assessment was implemented - vastly exceeding official expectations
Local authorities are set to receive up to £50 million from the Government to cover the cost of removing insulation foam from old fridges
The Environment Agency is tightening up controls on emissions and ash disposal from municipal incinerators
Leaks from cooling systems are seriously reducing the energy efficiency of supermarket refrigerators - and costing retailers millions
Scores of local authorities may need to revise their air quality policies after confirmation from the Government that the emission factors used to model traffic pollution vastly underestimate emissions of particles and nitrogen oxides
The devastating accident at a French fertiliser plant in September is set to revive EU debate over risks from chemical plants
Despite decades of pollution control experience, steel firms have avoided discussion of "best available techniques" in new IPPC applications
The Government appears happy to allow energy recovery to dominate tyre reprocessing after the ban on landfill - even if this stalls the development of retreading and recycling
Within fifty years, renewable energy sources will meet a third of the world's energy needs, according to Shell's latest planning scenarios
More rigorous research on the effects of night-time flights and their economic justification will be needed to satisfy human rights law
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