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COUNCILS URGED TO IMPROVE POLLUTION RISK ASSESSMENT

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Councils have been told by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to clean up their acts on...
Councils have been told by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to clean up their acts on assessing the risk of industrial pollution.

The criticism follows the publication of the 2005/06 local air pollution control statistical survey.

Defra has written to all local authority chief executives about the problem. A spokesman said: 'It's of significant concern that the new risk-based assessment levels are being significantly underachieved by a number of authorities.'

'We'll be carefully monitoring future performances,' he added.

Read the survey of 387 local authorities and port health authorities across England and Wales here

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