Farm in nitrate vulnerable zone ordered to pay £14,000 for causing thousands of fish deaths

A Staffordshire dairy farm has been found guilty of polluting two brooks with slurry, violating its permit and killing 3,000 fish

Gayton Brook pollution
Farm effluent escaped into the Gayton Brook for several days creating a green foam and foul odour, the EA said

A Staffordshire dairy farm has been found guilty of polluting two brooks with slurry, violating its permit and killing 3,000 fish.

Dairy farmers B&M Elkin & Son, based at Hall Farm in Hilderstone, were sentenced at Newcastle-Under-Lyme Magistrates Court on Monday following legal action by the Environment Agency.

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