Firms fined £180,000 for ‘entirely avoidable’ groundwater pollution

Two contractors have been ordered to pay more than £180,000 for polluting groundwater with over 11,000 litres of diesel

Cleanup operation at hospital site. Photograph: Environment Agency
Negligence led to diesel leaking into groundwater. Photograph: Environment Agency

A construction firm and its subcontractor have been fined more than £180,000 for polluting groundwater with around 11,000 litres of diesel.

Kier Construction, and its subcontractor BKP Waste Recycling pleaded guilty and were sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on 12 January.

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