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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    EEA report warns of extent of mercury pollution

    Atmospheric mercury levels are five times above natural levels in Europe despite a raft of EU legislation to control the poisonous heavy metal, according to ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Italy unveils new plans to tackle water pollution

    Italy’s minister for the environment Sergio Costa has announced plans to set stricter limits for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater to tackle water pollution ..
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    • Chemicals

    ECHA consults on authorisation for bisphenol A

    Permission would be needed to use or market one of Europe’s most widely-used organic chemicals, alongside 17 others, under plans published on Wednesday by the ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Nature

    Renewed glyphosate ban calls after US court verdict

    Environmental campaigners have renewed calls for the EU to ban glyphosate following a landmark court ruling in the United States ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    France pledges action on chemical sea pollution

    The French government has said it will take action on chemicals which pollute the ocean and coral reefs ..
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    • Transport,Chemicals,Pollution

    EU's ammonia emissions rose in 2016, EEA data finds

    Several EU member states have exceeded limits of ammonia (NH3), and nitrogen oxide (NOx) with agriculture and transport the main culprits, according to new data from the ..
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    • Chemicals

    ECHA defends 'objectivity' of microplastics call

    The EU chemicals agency has defended the objectivity of a recent call for evidence after criticism from campaigners, but bosses at ECHA admitted it could ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Pollution,General Policy,EU's Circular Economy

    ECHA lacked objectivity, say microplastics campaigners

    Campaign groups have said they could complain to the European Ombudsman about what they say is a “maladministration and misinterpretation of REACH” by the European ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Nature

    Dutch farmers nitrate limit exemption renewed

    Dutch farmers can continue applying levels of nitrates in excess of European limits until the end of 2019 after the European Commission acquiesced to a ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Call for new laws to tackle pharma waste

    A group of NGOs has appealed to the EC's first vice president to ensure that the EU executive takes legislative action to tackle concerns about ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Nature

    New EFSA powers for agri-food chemicals research

    The European Commission has proposed handing greater powers to the EU food regulatory agency EFSA over scientific studies on chemicals present in the agri-food chain ..
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    • Transport,Chemicals,Pollution

    MEPs back new workplace diesel limit

    The European Parliament’s employment and social affairs committee has voted to add a workplace exposure limit for diesel exhaust emissions to the EU’s revised carcinogens ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Pharma waste in water dominates ENVI debate

    The issue of pharmaceutical residues found in urban waterways as a source of environmental pollution dominated the debate at a European Parliament environment committee meeting ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging

    Call on EU to ban BPA in food packaging

    An environmental campaign group has reiterated its call for the EU to issue a full ban on bisphenol A in food packaging after the publication ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    ‘High levels’ of pesticides found in Spanish rivers

    A total of 47 pesticides have been found in Spanish rivers, according to new data in a joint report by the Spanish NGO Ecologistas en ..
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