Finnish nutrient reduction spending confirmed
Finland's government on Friday approved an investment programme worth up to euros 370m aimed at halving nutrient emissions into the Baltic Sea within 15 years (EED 21/06/01). The main focus will be agricultural discharges. There will also be more money to remove nitrogen from municipal wastewaters. To reduce eutrophication risks in open sea areas as well as near Finland's own coasts, there will also be funding for sewage treatment improvements in Russia's St Petersburg region, a major Baltic pollution hotspot (EED 15/06/01). See press release and government decision.