Effluent meter project falters
A project to develop a performance specification and verification procedure for trade effluent meters - a £40,000 contract awarded to Sira Test & Certification Ltd by the DTI last June - has effectively ground to a halt following the presentation of the Project Team's findings at a Technology Transfer Group meeting at Sira's Chislehurst premises.
Railroad company to pay $19 million fine for lead sulphide discharges
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) has agreed to pay $10 million in fines and restitution and a further $9 million in remediation costs for lead sulphide discharges from the company's railroad car cleaning operation north of Cherryville, Missouri.
Belgium lagging behind on environmental performance, says OECD
Belgium has not made the same environmental progress as a number of other OECD countries - "a major effort has begun and will need to be sustained to repay the outstanding environmental debt", according to the OECD's latest environmental performance review.
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