New water fine - total payout £44,052

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.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £44,052

Type: Prosecution

Date: January 2019

Location: Wales

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.

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