Illegal waste management operations highlight need for new controls

Two serious incidents involving the illegal storage and disposal of drummed chemical wastes have highlighted the need for urgent implementation of the waste management provisions of the Environmental Protection Act. But the Government's current plans suggest that implementation is unlikely until 1992 at the earliest.

One of the incidents occurred in the Bristol area, where 135 drums containing solvent and resin wastes have been found in three separate locations by Avon County Council. A total of 55 drums, as well as 12 bags containing asbestos waste, were found buried on a farm at Dundry occupied by the former managing director of a small waste disposal business, Gannet Marine & Industrial Services. One of the two deposits on the farm was close to a ro

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