Leigh goes to court on IPC authorisations

The first legal challenge by a company regulated under integrated pollution control (IPC) has been launched by waste management business Leigh Environmental. Two key issues on which it wants the courts to rule are how much discretion HM Inspectorate of Pollution (HMIP) has in imposing upgrading deadlines, and whether companies should be forced to invest in improvements before they have had a chance to appeal to the Secretary of State.

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