Heineken brewery breaches environmental permit

A series of mishaps at the John Smith's Brewery in Tadcaster has led to a court appearance by its owner Heineken UK

Selby magistrates fined Heineken UK Ltd £2,300 with £8,225 costs on 18 April, after the firm admitted four breaches of the environmental permit for its John Smith’s brewery in Tadcaster, Yorkshire.

The breaches were all contrary to regulations 12 and 38 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.

In August 2008, faults at the brewery led to 32,600 litres of cider being diverted to its dedicated effluent treatment plant, run by Yorkshire Water.

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