SEPA issues major enforcement undertaking for road builders’ silt pollution

Silt pollution from a road project near Aberdeen has landed its builders with a bill of over £280,000

SEPA chief executive Terry A'Hearn was pleased with the outcome of the investigation into silt pollution. Photograph: SEPA

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has secured its largest civil sanction to date.

It announced that a £280,000 enforcement undertaking had been agreed with the firms building a bypass and upgrading the road network around Aberdeen on 21 December. It is the fourth of its kind to be accepted by SEPA under powers available since June 2016.

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