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Title: Recreation sites
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Environment Agency is the most powerful environmental protection body in Europe and is concerned with Pollution Prevention and Control. Water Quality, Water Resources and Flood Defence. Other functions of the Agency essential to integrated environmental management include Fisheries, Conservation. Recreation and Navigation. The Midlands Region of the Agency covers an area of 21.000 sq km containing over 10,000 km of rivers, streams and canals and serves a population of over 8 million people. The Region also contains many of Britains major manufacturing industries. Industry and agriculture are major users of water resources and can create potentially polluting waste as a result of their activities. Waste water from millions o f homes also has to be treated and eventually flows into rivers and streams. To minimise pollution, the Agency plays a key role in the regulation o f major industrial processes and consent is required for discharges to water, air and land. Similarly, we consent or license sewage works discharges to rivers and the operation of waste tips. We protect our limited water resources by licensing river and ground water abstraction. We also use these procedures to screen new proposals to minimise any impacts on wildlife and recreation.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Environment AgencyRecreationInformation dissemination
Geographic Keywords: EA Midlands
Extent: n.p. [5]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1272
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