Day: 4 December 1998
EA warns of need for action on used tyres
The number of tyres in use is forecast to increase by as much as 60% by the year 2021. With forthcoming European legislation likely to ban the disposal of used tyres in landfill sites, the Environment Agency is concerned that if action is not taken now, illegal tyre dumping could significantly increase.
Oil cuttings leach toxic waste to North Sea
Toxic metals are leaching into the North Sea from piles of cuttings left under oil rigs that were previously assumed to be stable, according to a new study by the National Environmental Research Council and the oil industry. Some seven million cubic metres of cuttings currently lie under 1500 North Sea rigs.
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