New water fine - total payout £7,842

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.

Sector: Agriculture

Total payout: £7,842

Type: Civil sanction

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