Pollution from digestate spreading costs over £24,000

Poorly-managed landspreading of digestate onto a waterlogged field in County Durham has led to a fine of £20,000

A stream polluted with digestate overflowing from landspreading
The digestate flowed over a waterlogged field into a nearby stream, turning it grey

Poorly-managed landspreading of digestate onto a waterlogged field in County Durham has led to a fine of £20,000.

On 19 December, Whites Recycling Ltd, based in South Witham, Lincolnshire, pleaded guilty to breaching the terms of its environmental permit and to polluting a tributary of the river Tees. Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court sets costs and a victim surcharge at £4,430.

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