Since 1997 all local authorities have been carrying out reviews and assessments of air quality. If this monitoring highlights areas where the national air quality objectives are unlikely to be met, under the Environment Act 1995 they are required to designate an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA). These areas can range in size from one street to very large urban expanses.
The ODA and LOCOG set themselves tough sustainability targets for the delivery of Games. These infographics demonstrate how far they got in achieving those targets.
In the August 2012 edition of the environmental SCIENTIST Valerie Fogleman asked whether or not Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) - current contaminated land legislation - is fit for purpose. The IES set out to see how local authorities use the Act.
Part 2A of the EPA was introduced by the UK Government in 2000, it set out a regime to remediate significant contamination from past pollution incidents.