Clampdown on the horizon for land spreading of industrial wastes

Land spreading of industrial wastes was deregulated four years ago , and rising landfill prices have also encouraged waste producers - particularly in the paper industry - to shift large quantities of waste to this outlet . Concern about water pollution and damage to the countryside from land spreading operations has been growing - but revised controls are now in the pipeline following a review for the Environment Agency . Waste producers and contractors face significant new duties as the regulatory regime is put on a more scientific footing

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