Progress on illegal waste sites faltering, EA report reveals

The Environment Agency (EA) is making little progress on shutting down illegal waste sites compared to how many spring up, says its annual regulatory report

Waste dump in CambridgeshireThe Environment Agency (EA) is making little progress on shutting down illegal waste sites compared to how many spring up, says is annual regulatory report.

Over the financial year 2017/18, 812 sites were either closed or became lawful, down from 824, says the latest edition of ‘Regulating for people, the environment and growth’, released on Monday. But 856 new ones were detected, up four from 2016/17.

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