New water fine - total payout £13017

A Yeovil cardboard packaging manufacturer has been fined £6,000 after the river Yeo was polluted with purple ink. It entered the river after being poured into a surface water drain.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £13017

Type: Prosecution

Date: 7 November 2018

Location: England

Offender: Ablebox Ltd

Description of offence: Pleaded guilty to causing or knowingly permitting a discharge of noxious or polluting matter into a controlled watercourse contrary to section 38(1)(a) of the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016.

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