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Title: Discharges of waste under the EC titanium dioxide directives : report of the National Rivers Authority
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The NRA has been designated the competent authority to ensure that the objectives of the EC Titanium Dioxide Directives are achieved in England and Wales through the exercise of its relevant powers or by direction from the relevant Secretary of State. Titanium dioxide has increasingly been used as the preferred white pigment by industry, as it is nontoxic and has a high opacity and brilliant whiteness. In the early 1970s a dispute between France and Italy focused attention on the waste produced by the industry, which after much publicity culminated in a series of EC Directives designed to reduce and eventually prevent pollution caused by the production of titanium dioxide pigment.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Industrial pollutantsDirectives (European Union)European CommissionNational Rivers AuthorityPollution prevention
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 69
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4085
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