New water fine - total payout £7,842
Slurry from dairy farm leads to £7,800 payout
County Durham dairy farmer Alan Newton breached water discharge conditions, resulting in a £7,842 donation to the Wear Rivers Trust. Slurry escaped from an earth-banked lagoon in November 2017, polluting three kilometres of Beechburn Beck.
Total payout: £7,842
Type: Civil sanction