Farmers fined £62,000 for polluting Herefordshire river with digestate

A couple have been fined £62,000 for polluting a river with digestate in what the EA says is one of the worst pollution incidents to hit Herefordshire in the last 10 years

More than 15,000 fish were killed. Photograph: Environment AgencyA couple have been fined £62,000 for polluting a Herefordshire stream and river with hundreds of tonnes of digestate, killing more than 15,200 fish.

On 24 November, Mark and Anne Bennion of Rosehill Farm, Dymock, pleaded guilty at Herefordshire Magistrates’ Court to charges of breaching regulations 12(1)(b) and 38(1)(a)of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.

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