Yorkshire Water fined for polluting beck

Sewage pollution has cost Yorkshire Water more than £9,000 in fines and costs.

Sewage pollution has cost Yorkshire Water more than £9,000 in fines and costs.

The company appeared before Scarborough magistrates on 6 May to plead guilty to failing to comply with its environmental permit. For breaching regulations 12(1)(b) and 38(1)(a) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 it was fined £7,500. Costs were £1,581.    

The incident on 26 April 2010 polluted Runswick beck, which runs into a North Yorkshire bathing beach.

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