Farmer prosecuted for threatening SSSI with improper slurry storage

A Carlisle farmer has been fined for repeatedly failing to comply with environmental regulations and endangering water ecosystems as a result

The River Irthingan is in a site of special scientific interest. Photograph: Fron?ère/WikimediaA dairy farmer has been prosecuted for failing to properly store slurry at his farm in an environmentally sensitive area in Carlisle.

Ian Murray was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a contribution £4,800 to the Environment Agency (EA) at Carlis

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