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Title: Environmental issues in the Midlands 1995/96
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This report, prepared for the Midlands Regional Environment Protection Advisory Committee, identifies some of the key areas which the new Agency is addressing in the region. This report contains sections on: the Drought (The Agency has developed plans to alleviate shortages of water in the region's rivers by a coordinated use of reservoir storage and groundwater resources. In addition, action plans are being developed with Severn Trent Water Ltd and other water companies to manage water resources to meet demand); air pollution (The Government Strategy on Air Quality will require Local Authorities to undertake air quality reviews and designate management zones where necessary. The Agency will be involved in the production of pollution inventories that form the basis of the reviews. At the heart of the strategy new tighter air quality standards will come into force by 2005); waste (The development of waste minimisation initiatives in the region is well underway. In addition new databases and a survey of landfill capacity are proposed. These will prove valuable tools in the management of waste disposal resources); and river water quality (The number of incidents causing serious pollution of watercourses is at a new low level. General improvements in river pollution levels are continuing. Consultation is underway on the implementation of a new system of river quality objectives).
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Pollution control; Radioactive pollutants; Waste disposal; Waste management; Water quality; Groundwater pollution; Environment Agency
Geographic Keywords: Midlands (England); Tame (West Midlands)
Extent: 21
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:643
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