Firm pays £40,000 sanction after Welsh river pollution offences

Pharmaceuticals firm agrees to pay out £40,000 after waste from its plant in Wales found its way into a river, killing aquatic invertebrates

Polluted river. Photograph: Natural Resources Wales
River Taff: pollution incidents in May and September 2016. Photograph: Natural Resources Wales

A pharmaceuticals firm has agreed to pay out £40,000 under the civil sanctions regime after waste from its plant in south Wales found its way into a river via an unchartered culvert, killing aquatic invertebrates.

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