EA ‘day of action’ unearths six illegal waste dumps in a single day

The EA’s action days could help it tackle waste crime in the south west but its day to day work is failing to stem the rise in illegal waste sites

There has been an increase in illegal waste activity across Bristol, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Photograph: Environment AgencyEnvironment Agency (EA) officers have discovered six illegal waste sites in a single day of concentrated enforcement action in the south-west of England.

The  EA says that over the past 12 months it has seen an increase in illegal waste activity across Bristol, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

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