ENDS Report Issue 367, August 2005

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  • Row on bisphenol A tests

    A leading scientist claims that industry is 'deliberately' seeking to mask low-level effects of the oestrogenic chemical bisphenol A

  • Nuclear liabilities up again

    The bill for cleaning up the legacy of the UK's civil nuclear programme has increased sharply to £56 billion - and is expected to rise

  • Water framework warning

    The European Commission has told the Environment Agency to speed up its implementation of the water framework Directive

Waste management

  • Hazwaste regime beds down

    New acceptance criteria for landfills have not led to a hazardous waste "crisis" - but are still proving challenging to implement


  • Supermarkets on packaging

    Thirteen of the UK's largest supermarkets have pledged to reduce the amount of packaging waste thrown away by their customers


UK policy

  • Moves on contaminated land

    The Environment Department has issued plans to extend the contaminated land regime in England to cover radioactivity

  • Looking ahead on EUETS

    Bringing greenhouse gases other than CO2 into the next phase of the EU emissions trading scheme has been ruled out by DEFRA

EU policy

  • EU battle on EU green strategies

    Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas has seen off atempts to delay several key green strategies - but the battle is not over

  • Split on waste definitions

    Moves to reclassify recovered fuel from MBT plants as non-waste have provoked a split in the waste management industry


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