EC to set up pollution register

Industrial plants in the European Union will be obliged to monitor their emissions following a decision by the European Commission this week to set up a pollution register. The report will cover 20,000 companies across the range of industries. The first register will be compiled in 2001 and it will be updated every three years. […]

Industrial plants in the European Union will be obliged to monitor their emissions following a decision by the European Commission this week to set up a pollution register. The report will cover 20,000 companies across the range of industries. The first register will be compiled in 2001 and it will be updated every three years. Commission officials said the idea was to help the public make comparisons of polluting companies and encourage them to act when abuses were detected.