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Contaminated land

England and Wales’ toxic landfills: 8 things you need to know

England and Wales’ toxic landfills: 8 things you need to know

Last week, ENDS uncovered and mapped the locations of hundreds of toxic landfill sites buried beneath farmland, parks, housing and schools across England and Wales. Experts say the problem is ‘waiting to creep up on us and bite us in a very big way’. Here’s what you need to know... Read more

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Water

EA allows water firms to reduce sewage discharge monitoring

Water and sewerage companies will be able to reduce the frequency with which they monitor the sewage they discharge into water bodies, after the Environment Agency relaxed its permitting requirements because of Covid-19

Water

Cambridge wastewater treatment plant in breach of permit for five years

Anglian Water’s wastewater treatment plant in Cambridge has released more effluent into the river Cam than allowed in its environmental permit since 2015

Chemical risks and hazards

‘Re-emergent PCBs threat’: Toxic chemicals damage porpoise fertility, finds study

Highly toxic chemicals in the seas around the UK are threatening the fertility of porpoises and other marine mammals and could lead to a decline in their populations, according to a new study

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

Water

‘Game-changer’: Scottish ministers acted unlawfully over anti-trawling scheme

The Court of Session has ruled that ministers acted unlawfully in blocking a proposed no-trawler scheme in Scotland’s inshore waters

Analysis

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

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

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

The largest environmental fines handed down in 2020

Flybe, British Ceramic Tile, Bellway Homes and Severn Trent Water were among the firms handed the heftiest fines for environmental offences in 2020

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

Fines Monitor Prosecutions

How could nuisance law be used to stop a water firm polluting?

Nuisance law has long been used to prevent water pollution, but could it be applied in a new way? A forthcoming case aims to test the water. Isabella Kaminski reports

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