An EU-wide ban on PFOS, a cancer-causing chemical used in carpets, textiles and other products, may soon be adopted by the European Council after Euro-MPs gave proposals the go-ahead this week.
Britain will bury its most hazardous radioactive waste in underground rock formations, the Government said on Thursday as it set out long-term plans for dealing with waste from the country's nuclear power plants.
The text of the new EU groundwater directive, finally agreed between the European Parliament and Council, was welcomed by the British government and environmental groups.
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