Firm fined £30,000 for illegal effluent spreading

A company that illegally spread liquid waste from Cambridgeshire vegetable processors on land was fined £30,000 in December. Its director received a community order.

Cambridgeshire waste firm MAT Waste Disposal Ltd was ordered to pay £30,000 on 23 December after illegally spreading vegetable processing waste on fields. The waste caused offensive odours and killed fish in nearby watercourses.

The company, based at Langhorns Lane, Outwell, near Wisbech in north Cambridgeshire, collects and disposes of liquid waste. Part of its operation had been moved in 2005 to new premises containing lagoons at

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