The Runcorn site is the heart of ICI Chemicals and Polymers' chlorine chemicals business. Three years ago, the company began studies which were expected to result in a multi-million pound investment to improve its effluent management facilities (ENDS Report 170, pp 10-12). But the expenditures have yet to materialise.
Meanwhile, the need for action has become urgent. ICI has been prosecuted four times by the NRA in the last six months for