A carpet manufacturer has been fined £33,000 with costs of £10,932 and a victim surcharge of £120 after an unpermitted discharge turned a river white for three kilometres.
Total payout: £44,052
Date: January 2019
Offender: Abingdon Flooring
Description of offence: Allowed “poisonous, noxious or polluting matter” namely chemical blenders from a carpet backing unit to leach into inland freshwater without an environmental permit.