Major industrial sites rated ‘poor’ by SEPA as overall compliance improves

Dounreay, BP and Petroineos all run sites rated ‘poor’ by SEPA, while overall compliance with environmental licences in Scotland improves

Dounreay on the north coast of Caithness, Scotland. Photograph: Steve AllenUK/123RFMajor regulated industrial sites are failing to comply with environmental licences at a time when overall compliance rates across Scotland are improving, according to a report published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

SEPA’s enforcement report, published on 15 February, showed that in 2016, 4,869 of its 5,309 licence assessments were compliant and 440 were not.

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