Dispute over acidification maps puts Government under pressure

Nearly half of Britain's soils will still be receiving acid deposition in excess of damage thresholds in 2005, a report commissioned by Friends of the Earth (FoE) claims.1 The figure is six times the Government's estimates, and will increase pressure on the UK to agree further reductions in acid emissions. FoE has also used the report as a platform to object to the power generators' applications for integrated pollution control (IPC) authorisations.

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