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Tough times ahead inspections

Budgetary pressures could force the Environment Agency (EA) to drop some of its inspection and enforcement workthreatening its plans for managing hazardous waste. Despite many court successes in the battle against the illegal disposal of waste, the EAs corporate plans for 2003-06 appear to focus away from waste issues and towards flood defence and fisheries. Investing in information technology to support regulatory work also features strongly in its plans. The EA will see an ...