Toxic dumping prompts tougher security

Norway's pollution control authority (SFT) is to tighten security at all waste depots after 500 kg of "very toxic and corrosive waste" were dumped illegally at an unmanned collection point near Bergen last week. Local authorities will be instructed to improve "follow-up of collection routines for hazardous waste", the agency said yesterday in a statement. Unmanned depots, which are supposed to be restricted to household waste, are known to be vulnerable to illegal dumping. The SFT says it has considered banning them. See press release.

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