Northern Ireland goes own way on industrial pollution control

A two-tier system of industrial pollution control is to be introduced in Northern Ireland. But while the scheme is modelled on the arrangements established in Britain by the Environmental Protection Act 1990, it will deal primarily with air pollution, and any semblance of integrated pollution control is apparently to be left to informal procedures.

The new control system has two main objectives. It will modernise Northern Ireland's industrial pollution control regime, aligning it - up to a point - with the systems introduced in Britain under the 1990 Act. It will also bring Northern Ireland into compliance with the 1984 EC framework Directive on industrial air pollution. This should have been done by June 1987.

Proposals issued by the Department of the Environment for Northern Irela

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