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Approval for CDM Regulations

This month, the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has approved the proposed revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and the Approved Code of Practice for f...

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Sellafield fined over leak

British Nuclear Group (BNG), the operator of the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant, were fined £500,000 on 16 October 2006, following a radioactive leak. 83,000 litres of acid containing 20 ton...

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Finger slippin' good

An overly slippery floor surface at Kentucky Fried Chicken Ltds Hereford outlet, has landed the company with a conviction, having pleaded guilty to two charges under the Workplace (Health, Safety a...

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WEEE think TV is rubbish

The Chief Executive of Sustainability Northwest has hit out at the Environment Agency for its "confusing" guidance over the recycling of televisions and waste electrical ite...

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Farmer fridge cover-up

A farmer who tried to blame his dead father for the old fridges and hazardous waste dumped on his land, has been ordered to pay £27,744 in fines and costs. The tenant of Ashley Farm, near Ringwood...

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Plans for national water grid down the drain

An Environment Agency report has stated that a national water grid pumping water from the North to South East England, would cost up to £15 billion and cause a considerable...

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Schwarzenegger's raw deal for greenhouse emissions

California has passed tough new legislation this month to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The deal reached by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Democrats, which defied the opposition of his fell...

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End-of-life for vehicles legislation?

It has been reported that as many as 1.5 million cars are being scrapped illegally across Britain every year, which is presenting a major environmental hazard. Thousands of tonnes of toxic waste is...

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New packaging legislation unfolds

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 1999/115 have now been consolidated and replaced by the Producer Responsibility O...

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Warning over Assembly deadline

The failure of Northern Ireland's political parties to reach a deal to restore devolution by 24 November 2006 will have "dire consequences", the Government has said. Political Development Minister,...

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Some WEEE changes to waste management licensing

The Department of the Environment (DoE) have issued a consultation on proposals for Regulations which will implement the treatment permitting requirements of the Waste Elect...

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Sewerage system set for salvo

A £100 million contract to replace the main sewers in central Belfast has been awarded by the Government. The work is to be carried out by tunnelling contractor Morgan Est in a joint venture with N...

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Six fines for two brothers

Two Dungannon brothers who dumped around 2,000 tonnes of construction waste on wetland have been fined £12,000. The men pleaded guilty to 6 charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern I...

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New legislation in force

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order SI 2005/1541 came into force on 1 October 2006. It applies to England and Wales and revokes and replaces all existing fire legislat...

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Explosions at industrial estate

An investigation has begun into a huge chemical fire and explosion at an industrial estate in Andoversford, Gloucestershire, which occurred on Monday 4 September at 10:55am. Smoke was still issuing...

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