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Contaminated land

EXCLUSIVE: Locations of hundreds of buried toxic landfills revealed

EXCLUSIVE: Locations of hundreds of buried toxic landfills revealed

The sites of hundreds of old buried landfills containing hazardous waste have been uncovered in an investigation by the ENDS Report, which also reveals the locations of hundreds more dumps whose contents remain unknown even to the Environment Agency... Read more

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Waste

Pow backs energy from waste but does not rule out incineration tax

Waste minister Rebecca Pow has defended the role of energy from waste while once again refusing to rule out the introduction of an incineration tax if recycling rates do not improve

Brexit Hub Regulation

OEP will be ‘a watchdog not a lapdog’, says new chair

The forthcoming Office for Environmental Protection 'cannot be all things to all' but it will not become the lapdog that so many fear, its chair Dame Glenys Stacey has said

Brexit Hub Regulation

Green watchdog set-up remains ‘troubling’, say lawyers

Legal experts have voiced fears over the independence of the Office for Environmental Protection and its ability to hold public bodies to account for failing to adhere to environmental rules, highlighting a range of concerns about the way the body will be underpinned by law

Brexit Hub Regulation

‘Let’s avoid wanton regulation’: Bevan calls for ‘grown up’ approach to rules reform

Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan says changes to regulation following the UK’s departure from the EU should ensure green rules are risk based, proportionate, business friendly and outcome focused

Waste

POPs targeted in revised waste fire prevention guidance

Waste sites that have had a fire must ensure that firewater contaminated with persistent organic pollutants is tested before it can be disposed of, under revised guidance published yesterday

Analysis

Hazardous waste

MAPPED: England and Wales’ toxic legacy landfills

MAPPED: England and Wales’ toxic legacy landfills

An ENDS investigation has located hundreds of buried landfills containing hazardous waste across England and Wales. Search ENDS' map to see if there's one close to you

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Does the Brexit deal endanger environmental protections?

The deal states that the UK or the EU ‘shall not weaken or reduce’ protections but demonstrating breaches of the clause would mean one party having to prove that changes would affect trade or investment. David Burrows reports

Environmental Politics

Policy radar: The changes to prepare for in 2021

After a Covid-induced malaise, the next 12 months is set to be a bumper period for strategies and consultations on the swathe of policies needed to address Brexit, climate change, air pollution and biodiversity in the UK

Environmental Politics

The 10 biggest stories of 2020

From the return of the Environment Bill to criticisms of the Environment Agency and the failure of all England's water bodies to meet legal quality standards, ENDS looks back at the biggest stories of the year

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Will divergence in the UK have a ‘chilling effect’ on environmental standards?

The Internal Market Bill could undermine devolution and pave the way for a ‘race to the bottom’ on green standards, fear experts. David Burrows reports

Brexit Hub Plastics

Is Westminster dragging its feet on banning single-use plastics?

England has banned plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers but appears reluctant to go further on single-use plastics, risking falling behind Scotland and Wales and creating a confusing UK market. David Burrows reports

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