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EXCLUSIVE: EA and council accused of facilitating problematic waste site
EXCLUSIVE: EA and council accused of facilitating problematic waste site

16 Apr 2021

The Environment Agency and a council have been accused of failing to protect the public for allowing a hazardous waste site to operate next to a football ground, without planning permission, for more than a year

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PFAS poisoning: Why is so little known about the presence of ‘forever chemicals’ in UK drinking water?
PFAS poisoning: Why is so little known about the presence of ‘forever chemicals’ in UK drinking water?

19 Mar 2021

Countries across the world are scrambling to understand and curb the impacts of toxic chemicals which have made their way into drinking water supplies and have been linked to a range of diseases including at least two cancers. But there are no routine tests for it in the UK. Rachel Salvidge asks why

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DEFRA rules changes: 6 fears raised by coalition
DEFRA rules changes: 6 fears raised by coalition

16 Apr 2021

DEFRA’s Brexit-related statutory instruments have created ‘significant governance gaps in the application, interpretation and enforcement of environmental law’, a new analysis has found. Here’s what you need to know

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Latest news

 
DEFRA consultation on consistent waste collections delayed again

DEFRA has confirmed that its second consultation on consistent waste collections has been delayed until after the local government elections, which will take place on 6 May

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EA investigates ‘stinky’ landfill site following big spike in complaints

Residents living near a landfill site are becoming increasingly desperate for respite from the smells emanating from the dump, with the Environment Agency receiving more than one thousand complaints in a single week

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Waste firm secures 14-year extension to plant as recycling rates slow rubbish supply

A waste firm has successfully argued that due to 'waste prevention initiatives, increases in landfill tax, improving recycling rates and new landfill management technologies' it should be given a 14-year extension to complete the filling of one of its landfill sites in Derbyshire, to the dismay of local residents

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Investigation of suspected plastic contamination at quarry underway

Teams from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have begun an excavation at a quarry following concerns that there has been plastic contamination in compost which has then been used as topsoil

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Clean-up underway after hundreds of plastic bottles fall into river Dee

Natural Resources Wales have begun a clean-up operation after a lorry overturned, tipping diesel and plastic into a river

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ENDS Report issue 553, April 2021
ENDS Report issue 553, April 2021

30 Mar 2021

The latest edition of the ENDS Report is now out. Click through to read the full version of the magazine online

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Illegal sewage dumping by water firms widespread and frequent, investigation reveals Read More
 
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EA refuses to release environmental assessment of huge Brexit lorry park Read More
 
 

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Pollution tracker: 12 of the worst pollution incidents this winter
Pollution tracker: 12 of the worst pollution incidents this winter

08 Feb 2021

ENDS’ pollution tracker logs some of the worst pollution incidents taking place across the UK. The latest update includes news of a stream in the south of Glasgow turning ‘shocking’ green, and details of how hundreds of hen carcasses were found dumped beside a river in Northern Ireland

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UPDATED: The ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database
UPDATED: The ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database

15 Oct 2020

UPDATED: Details of nearly 30 new enforcement undertakings with a value of more than £1.5m have been added to the ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database, as the use of the civil sanction as a tool to deal with environmental offences continues to grow. Click through for the full list, compiled by ENDS

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Fines Monitor: live table
Fines Monitor: live table

29 Mar 2021

Click through to view a live table containing details of tens of millions of pounds of financial penalties issued by regulators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for breaches of environmental regulations

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