Government's line on SO<SUB>2</SUB> leaves many wildlife sites at risk

More than 1,000 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Britain will still be suffering from acidification damage after the UK's sulphur dioxide emissions have been reduced in line with EC legislation by 2003, according to Britain's statutory nature conservation organisations. Their findings will put pressure on the Government to go further than it is proposing to do in negotiations on further SO2 reductions which resume in Geneva in August.

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