Defective treatment plant lands paper producer in court

A new effluent treatment plant which failed to meet the supplier's performance guarantees has cost leading paper producer Inveresk a fine of £9,000 after its St Cuthberts mill in Somerset discharged excessive levels of ammonia to an important trout river. The problem has now been cured - and Inveresk is close to eliminating its discharges after investing in an effluent recirculation system.

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