ENDS Report Issue 345, October 2003

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  • Nitrate headache grows

    Water companies are warning that many new treatment schemes to remove nitrate from drinking water will soon be needed, at a cost of hundreds of millions of pounds

  • Particles in the melting pot

    A refocusing of air quality policy is on the cards, as attention tuns to particles smaller that the established PM10 yardstick and health studies suggest that metals play a key role

  • Rocky times for renewables

    Constant review of support mechanisms for renewables - and the fall-out from TXU Europe's administration - are threatening to damage project development and financing

  • Landfill liabilities loom large

    The financial provision made by landfill operators needs to be increased by an order of magnitude to cover long-term aftercare costs, an Environment Agency study has found


  • Disney's disposable DVD

    Environmentalists have attacked Walt Disney's decision to develop a DVD which is designed to stop functioning after 48 hours


UK policy

  • Response on IPPC

    The Government and the Environment Agency are opposing the European Commission's view that sites under IPPC must meet BAT standards by 2007

EU policy

  • Aviation and carbon trading

    Airport operator BAA has developed plans to allow airlines to buy allowances from the EU emissions trading scheme from 2008 - and policymakers are responding positively


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