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You can find information on pollution in this section.
Environmental information regulations
The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give anybody the right to request access to the environmental information held by the County Council or on the County Council's behalf.
Pollution control - air quality
Each council has responsibility for measuring the quality of ambient air to ensure that it meets required standards in relation to the concentration of a defined range of pollutants such as lead, nitrogen dioxide, benzene etc.
Pollution control - asbestos
The existence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM's) in buildings is quite commonplace. It is not unsafe generally providing it remains sealed and undisturbed. The current Health Safety and Environment (HSE) guidance is to manage this rather than remove it.
Pollution control - contaminated land
Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requires local authorities to identify contaminated land in their area and to ensure effective remediation.
Pollution control - noise
Complaints about excessive noise are investigated by the local authority who can take action if the noise is considered to be a statutory nuisance.