PFAS terminology decoded

17 September 2021

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a report reviewing the terminology of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Manufacturer fined after repeated sulphur dioxide release

17 September 2021

AH Worth Ltd has been ordered to pay over £300,000 in fines and fees after employees were exposed to sulphur dioxide (SO2) gas released as a result of poor planning and unsafe systems of work during the commissioning and operation of a new potato processing line.

HSE seeks evidence on lead shot ammunition

17 September 2021

The HSE is inviting interested parties to submit information and evidence to support the development of a UK REACH restriction dossier on risks to the environment and human health of the use of lead in ammunition in Great Britain.

Winter plan for managing Covid

14 September 2021

We reported recently that parts of the Coronavirus Act 2020 were expected to be repealed as the Government prepared to set out its latest plan for dealing with Covid-19 (see Government outlines next steps in its Covid response).

Yorkshire Water guilty of illegal sewage discharges

14 September 2021

Yorkshire Water has been fined a total of £150,000 and ordered to pay £36,506.25 costs, after pleading guilty to illegally discharging sewage effluent into a national nature reserve.