Renderer loses High Court case but still thwarts air pollution rules

The High Court has turned down for the second time an application by a Cheshire animal rendering business for leave for a judicial review of last year's decision by the Environment Secretary to impose strict conditions on odour emissions from its process. But the court's ruling - the latest stage in a saga which is of wider significance because it has cast doubt on the enforceability of the air pollution controls introduced under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 - has not brought the affair to an end.

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