Veolia lands £100,000 hazwaste fine

The UK’s largest waste company Veolia was fined over £100,000 on Tuesday following an incident at its Bootle hazardous waste treatment plant that caused four people to be hospitalised

In April 2006 the company accepted two tankers of waste including hydrobromic acid at the site in Merseyside, despite the fact that the waste fell outside the conditions of its waste management licence.

Most of the waste was treated in the site’s acid-neutralisation plant, but on 27 April four tonnes remained in a storage tank. That day, the company received 18 tonnes of nitric acid wastes. The site’s chemist carried out a compatibility

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