Day: 4 August 2000
Symbolic campaign to decrease fuel tax hailed as success by supporters, and a failure by environmentalists
Friends of the Earth (FoE) has expressed quiet satisfaction at the failure of the Boycott-the-Pump campaign to inspire widespread public backing, whilst the campaign organisers regard the event as an historic beginning to the UK motorist’s message to parliament that they have finally had enough of high fuel taxes.
Environment Agency undertakes study on the transfer of radioactive materials following scare
The Environment Agency, (EA), has announced that it has begun studying potentially unusual pathways for transferring radioactive contamination from nuclear sites, following an incident where pigeons were exposed to radiation, which subsequently came into contact with humans.
Environment Agency calls for assistance in finding causes of four serious pollution incidents
The Environment Agency (EA) is calling for assistance in finding those responsible for four serious pollution incidents in England and Wales which have left tens of thousands of fish dead, over 40 kilometres of rivers polluted, and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) scarred.
Commission to take UK and Italy to court over shellfish and surface water quality
The European Commission has decided to refer the United Kingdom to the European court of Justice for its failure to comply with the Shellfish Waters Directive, and is referring Italy to the Court for failure to comply with the Surface Waters Directive.
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