ENDS Report Issue 322, November 2001

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  • Agency drive on accidents

    A series of industrial accidents reported under the new COMAH regulations has led the Environment Agency to clamp down on chemical storage and flood risks

  • Dioxin safety limit slashed

    Government advisers have recommended a five-fold cut in dioxin safety limits - heralding further pressure on industrial sources

  • UK in dick on bathing waters

    Bathing water quality in the UK this summer was the best on record - but the UK has again been convicted of breaching EU standards during the 1990s

Waste management

  • Rethink on waste policy

    The Government has announced a major review of its waste strategy policy - and the Environment Agency is calling for taxes on incineration, landspreading and raw materials


  • Chemical services debate

    A novel US approach to providing chemical services rather than maximising sales is failing to attract support from the DTI


UK policy

  • New squeeze on landfills

    The Environment Agency's views on groundwater protection and siting of landfills may accelerate the switch to waste treatment

EU policy

  • Liability Directive drafted

    A long-awaited draft Directive on environmental liability has been issued - revealing some important devils in detail

  • EU climate change plan

    The European Commission has set out a raft of new measures to help deliver the EU's target under the Kyoto Protocol


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