GREEN INITIATIVES - 25.06.2020
It’s good to share
The Chair of the Environment Agency has spoken of the importance of “disclosure” as a tool to drive environmental improvement. What does it mean and what are the benefits to organisations which participate?
CORONAVIRUS - POLLUTION - 01.06.2020
Blocked sewers: a side effect of the pandemic
Water companies across the country are reporting an increase in the number of sewer blockages and overflows as a by-product of people panic buying during the lockdown. What’s the story?
CORONAVIRUS - ENFORCEMENT - 01.06.2020
The Environment Agency (EA) has stated its position on compliance during the coronavirus pandemic. What is expected of you?
CORONAVIRUS - ENFORCEMENT - 27.04.2020
Might you see an inspector?
Confined to barracks. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is across the board. The biggest change in enforcement terms is that inspectors are not out and about completing regular checks and inspecting premises. Focus. The Environment Agency (EA) has stated that it will prioritise responding to major pollution incidents and flooding. It’s a similar story with the other bodies. In short, this means that even if you would normally expect visits, or had been told that an inspector would be visiting your premises in the near future, this is unlikely to happen. ...
WATER - 27.04.2020
National action to preserve water resources
The actions needed to ensure we have enough water in the future have been set out by the Environment Agency and partners from across the water industry. What’s the plan?
WATER POLLUTION - 27.04.2020
Failure to self-monitor linked to pollution incidents
The company which owns Haven and Butlins holiday parks has been fined £90,000 after partially treated sewage was discharged into a river on three occasions. How did this happen and what could have prevented it?