The Environment Agency has published 2017 data on regulated businesses in England, covering operational risk appraisal compliance ratings, pollution inventory, pollution incidents, enforcement and waste crime. It shows there were more than 400 pollution incidents, although only a minority of these were more serious category 1 or 2 incidents. Click here to see the data.

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Last week’s BBC documentary ‘Drowning in plastic’ with its images of seabird chicks regurgitating plastic, vast rafts of plastic debris, and entangled wildlife was yet another reminder of the scale of the problem of plastic pollution in the marine environment. Reports from Lord Howe Island and the Arctic reinforced the point that this is a […]

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Editorial Containment News – September 2018   Two years on from the vote to leave the EU the lack of clarity on even the most basic elements of the uncoupling are not comforting for the potential impact leaving will have on our environmental regulations.  Initial fears of a ‘bonfire’ of environmental legislation and ‘watered down’ regulations have eased somewhat, […]

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