Shanks condemned for 'blasé' attitude after effluent spillage case

Failure to prevent drainage systems overflowing and flooding its Hartlepool waste treatment site cost Shanks almost £32,000 following a three-day hearing which took four years to come to court. The Environment Agency hit out at the firm's "legal cloak and dagger tactics" in trying to stop the case and castigated the site management's "blasé" attitude.

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