Day: 6 December 2002
Cranfield launches 2-day primer course on risk management
Environmental legislation is becoming more explicit in its requirement for environmental risk assessment. So much so that risk assessments are now integral to many organisations at the strategic level for the prioritisation of environmental issues, at the programme level for asset and project management, and at the project level for environmental planning and permitting. As a result, most career paths in environmental science and engineering, whether in consultancy, regulation or the industrial sectors, now require practitioners to have a fundamental understanding of environmental risk management and its applications.
Waste management research needs more money
There is insufficient knowledge in the industry as to how a number of waste streams should be dealt with, according to new research. A study published by a new waste forum has revealed that the most serious gaps in knowledge are in agricultural, electrical and electronic, contaminated soil and liquid wastes.
Water directive could cost UK £16 billion
The second round of consultation on implementing EU water legislation has begun. But the water industry warns that the cost of transposing regulations could be four times higher than estimated by the government, while failure to adopt adequate measures to ensure the polluter pays could see the public bearing the costs of diffuse pollution through higher water prices.
Letter from the Editor: waste and what to do with it; and Bhopal
Over the last couple of weeks, the news has gone waste crazy. And so it should. Awareness of waste issues by the general public in the UK is not good, and it’s one of the reasons why our record on recycling is so shocking. Oh yes, and it’s the 18th anniversary of the dreadful disaster in Bhopal that killed thousands and injured well over a hundred thousand. Who was responsible – or more to the point, who is responsible?
EU calls for further restrictions on tankers
The European Commission is proposing to bring forward the 2015 ban on single hull oil tankers to ensure those that are currently carrying heavy fuel oil are banished from European waters. The proposal will be considered at the next European Council in Copenhagen on 12 December.
WPL meets size and no-odour criteria for Wilson Connolly
NEWS RELEASE: WPL’s HiPAF 20F has been installed, by Riverside Water, at Wilson Connolly’s Kenwith Valley site in North Devon. The High Performance Aerated Filter System will provide temporary treatment for all wastewater from the 200 population site, prior to the installation of mains drainage when building works are completed.
New liquid extraction equipment enables process industries to comply with liquid content landfill regulations.
NEWS RELEASE: Solutions provided by ET2 Limited’s revolutionTM waste processing equipment not only offer unrivalled benefits to customers with costly landfill problems, but are now enabling customers to quickly comply with legislation regarding the disposal of liquid waste to landfill.
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