DRD Water Service抯 75M Ballymoney Town Sewer Improvements Scheme, due to start later this year, will form part of a million capital works programme for the next five years.The was presented to Borough Council by DRD Water Service, Northern Division抯, Mr Frank Stewart. This Condo Inspection scheme will significantly improve the sewer network and meet future housing in the Ballymoney town area. is embarking on a major 5 million of water and sewerage over the next three years throughout Northern .
The scheme is currently at the design stage and, when complete, to deal with wastewater from residential, consumers in Ballymoney town and the surrounding villages of Balnamore,Bendooragh, Macfin and Seacon for at least the next 25 years.A number of other schemes are already under way, including a range of projects to enhance , upgrade the water distribution network and improve waste works at various locations across the Borough.The public抯 views are now being sought for the proposed improvements to the A4 and A5 Roads.
This million scheme forms part of the 0 million road improvement package announced by .DRD Roads Service are inviting people to attend a Day on the 16th February, from 12.00pm to 8.00pm, at the Linen Green, Moygashel and on Tuesday, 17th February, at the Ballygawley Community Centre, from 1.30pm to 8.00pm. The Information Days give the public the opportunity to find out how they can influence the scheme.
Consultants, Parkman, were appointed by Roads Service in October 2003, to take these schemes through the statutory procedures of , Direction Order and Vesting Order.It is important that Roads Service and l Parkman are advised at the earliest possible opportunity of any issues which may be relevant to the of this project.At this initial stage a very large study area is considered and it is necessary to take all information on board to narrow this area down to a route corridor.
BP Fuels Marketing Limited were charged under section 30F(1) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 of having caused poisonous, noxious or polluting matter, namely gas oil, to enter the Allan Water.As a result of an error, gas oil was wrongly delivered to a storage tank Home Inspection Cost at the Easter Langlee Recycling Centre.The tank was overfilled and approximately 14,000 litres of gas oil found its way down the banking into the Allan Water.SEPA became aware of the incident when a member of the public reported a thick sheen of oil on the River Tweed at Gattonside (ie downstream of the Allan Water).
The main spring salmon run was in full swing, at least 40 small salmonid fish were killed and there was severe damage to invertebrate fauna.Ross and Fullerton, Greenock were fined £7,500 for the transfer and storage of waste paint and thinners without licence and lacking a certificate of technical competence.McLean Homes pled guilty to a charge under the Control of Pollution Act and were fined £2,500.Farmer Ian Canning of West Binny Farm, by Dechmont, West Lothian, pled guilty in the Sheriff Court at Livingston to a charge of causing poisonous, noxious or polluting matter, namely silage effluent, to enter the Binny Burn, contrary to section 30F(1) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.
The incident occurred in June 1999 when silage from a silage clamp entered the watercourse via a field drain.Unlimited fines or/and 2 years imprisonment could be imposed on those breaching the regulations.A Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI) scheme, backed by SEPA and the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland,
which encourages farmers to save on agricultural plastic has won a £5,000 award from the Post Office for its initiative.In return for a £50 donation to the RSABI, participating farmers collect silage bags and sheets, feed bags, IBC polythene liners, stretchwrap, tunnel and pallet covers.
The guide “does not offer ‘solutions’ to coastal erosion”, but provides an overview of how sandy beaches and dune systems are formed, setting them in their broad geomorphological context, dependent on sediment supplied to the coast 10,000 years ago by the rivers formed from melting glaciers, and formed, shaped and reshaped by rises and falls in sea level.It identifies the legal framework for coast protection in Scotland, disentangling and clarifying the various permissions that must be sought.
A final Appendix, comprising the bulk of the report, summarises the 16 principal management approaches for coastal erosion in individual subsections.In conclusion, this guide provides the basis for those involved in managing Scotland’s sandy coasts to take a more holistic view of coastal erosion.Its underlying assumption – pre-purchase home inspections that natural erosion of dunes is not a problem in itself, but that erosion only needs to be controlled to protect human assets at risk – encourages the user, where feasible, to consider lower impact, and often lower cost, solutions, often the socalled “soft engineering” approaches.
For those facing erosion issues and anyone interested or involved in the management of Scotland’s wonderful coastline, this is a “must read” !Pearce and Barbier are undoubtedly two of the most prolific, if not most influential, environmental economists to have worked at British universities in the last 20 years, and their views command our attention.In general the tone is discussional and balanced, providing an overview that will be accessible to interested non-economists.The authors acknowledge the methodology of CBA is changing rapidly, susceptible to poor practice and expensive to carry out thoroughly.
If an environmental regulator used a scientific test to identify the presence and concentration of a particular substance with similar weaknesses they would expect their results to be vigorously contested.These are not trivial obstacles, but ultimately explain why CBA is only used very selectively, and with considerable caution.Chapter six deals with “The Causes of Environmental Degradation” and is based on the premise that the debate “fails to look beyond the apparent causes of environmental degradation to examine the true underlying or contributing factors behind many environmental problems”.It is probably fair to say that environmental protection is overly dependent on regulation without sufficient and adequate incentives.
Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Immingham recently handled the last shipment of the 2001-2002 fresh-produce season 2,800 tonnes of chilled food imports from Israel discharged from m.v. Amer Annapurna. Immingham started handling imports of fresh produce for Israeli producers, Agrexco, in 2001, with a ship-to-shelf logistics package jointly operated by ABP; BGL Logistics, a local specialist storage company; and local haulage and distribution company Hedges Chilled Distribution Limited.
Over the 2001-2002 seasons, Immingham has handled 28,000 tonnes of chilled foods, attracting a number of new customers. The success of the fresh produce initiative at Immingham underlines the distribution benefits overseas suppliers can gain from reviewing their import strategies. The port s location, combined with the level of service we offer our customers, has put Immingham on the map as an effective alternative to traditional fresh-produce ports in the UK.
Immingham is the second busiest roll-on/roll-off port in the country, and shipments of fresh produce ranging from potatoes and salad products to exotic fruits have also been exported to northern Europe on the port s daily ferry services. This season has gone very well, with improved productivity at the quayside and enhanced distribution throughout the UK and Europe.
We have been extremely successful in attracting additional business for this season and I am confident that this success will continue in years to come. A brand-new storage and distribution centre for molasses imports is to be built at Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Silloth for Prime Molasses, Capable Home Inspectors one of the UK s major supplier of molasses to the animal-feed industry.
The facility, which will store up to 6,000 tonnes of molasses, will be ideally placed to serve Prime Molasses customer base in North-West England, and its location also brings significant environmental benefits: at present, molasses is shipped from Continental Europe to Liverpool and Grange mouth, and then transported by road to animal-feed mills and farms throughout North-West England.
Construction of the new facility is being funded by ABP and Prime Molasses, which has been awarded a 220,000 Freight Facilities Grant by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, for taking freight off the roads. The Freight Facilities Grant scheme is all about the benefits public, environmental and social that is realized by getting freight off the roads. The awards help level the playing field between moving freight by road, which is comparatively cheap but has hidden environmental costs, and other forms of transport, such as rail or sea.