Toxic waste crime boss jailed for 18 months

Four people have been sentenced for illegal storage and disposal of toxic waste at Preston crown court. Their actions posed serious risks to the environment

Hazardous liquid stored in drums at industrial units in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, leaked into the River Tawd (photograph: Environment Agency)
Hazardous liquid stored in drums at industrial units in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, leaked into the River Tawd (photograph: Environment Agency)

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