New water fine - total payout £14,220

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

Sector: Farming

Total payout: £14,220 (B&M Elkin & Son was fined £7,000, ordered to pay £7,100 in costs and a £120 victim surcharge)

Type: Prosecution

Date: 10 September 2018

Location: Hilderstone, Staffordshire

Offender: B&M Elkin & Son

Description of offence:  Guilty of polluting two brooks at two different times with farm effluent contrary to its environmental permit, and failed in providing the needed storage capacity as the farm is located in a nitrate vulnerable zone.

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