UK finalises Ospar radioactive discharges plan

The UK government has formally published a strategy for virtually ending radioactive discharges by 2020 as required under a 1998 agreement under the Ospar convention on protecting the north-east Atlantic environment. All Ospar parties are required to submit such plans by October. So far only Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland have done so, according to the Ospar commission. Under intense political pressure from its neighbours over emissions from the Sellafield nuclear plant, the UK issued a first draft of its strategy two years ago (EED 22/06/02). See UK strategy.

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