Month: February 2005
Firms contest UK stance on waste oil burning
Planned new controls on burning of waste lubricating oils by the asphalt industry in England and Wales will create more environmental problems than they solve, the sector has alleged. Britain's quarry products association (QPA) called on the government to review its "seriously flawed policy".
Ship scrapping meeting condemned as dumping as usual
Greenpeace and the Basel Action Network have accused the shipping industry of hijacking a UN joint working group meeting on ship scrapping, saying that all attempts to end the practice of sending end-of-life ships to developing countries for dismantling, risking the life of workers in those countries, were blocked by vested interests.
Nationwide brownfields strategy launched
English Partnerships and the ODPM have launched a pilot programme aimed at solving the legacy of long-term derelict land in twelve local authorities in England after research found more than 2,000 long-term, or 'hardcore', sites that have lain vacant or derelict since 1993.
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