Clariant hit with enforcement action over noise

The Environment Agency has served an enforcement notice on Clariant’s chemical works at Llantwit Fardre near Cardiff following noise complaints.

The site, which makes household cleaning products, is regulated by the Agency under the pollution prevention and control regime.

Officers visited the site after receiving complaints about a loud droning noise one night in March. They found that shortfalls in maintenance and inspection of a cooling water pump had contributed to the problem.

The notice requires the company to carry out nightly noise surveys to prevent a reoccurrence. The Agency said noise has been a long-running issue at the site and, while improvements had been made, more could be done.