Minister of the Environment Marko Pomerants approved the national action plan for radioactive waste management, which gives an overview of radioactive waste currently existing and will be generated in the future and their management methods, as well as establishes national policy for radioactive
Minister of the Environment Marko Pomerants approved the directive according to which approximately 80,000 euros will be allocated until 2020 to raise the awareness of companies with regard to energy and resource efficiency.
The Meeting of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM), which took place in the middle of June in Tallinn, endorsed the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter in order to reduce marine litter in the Baltic Sea.
The rubbish burning test that was organised by the Ministry of the Environment in cooperation with the Estonian Environmental Research Centre (EERC) showed that burning waste in garden bonfires significantly impairs air quality in the form of carcinogens and negatively affects the human body.
Spring weather certainly attracts fishermen to the water body, however, before going fishing, it is recommended to remind the prohibitions and restrictions in order to avoid going against the law. In addition to the Fishing Rules, also temporary restrictions on fishing should be reviewed.
At today’s session, the Government approved an amendment to the Fishing Rules that, inter alia, establishes new requirements for the designation of fishing gear, ensuring that the movement on water bodies would be safer.
According to environmental data, which has significantly improved over the last few years, more than half of the rivers and lakes of Estonia are in good condition, about 30% are in moderate and almost 8% in bad condition.