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Unilever subsidiary Crosfield Chemicals landed a £5,000 fine with £600 costs at Warrington Crown Court this month after 50 tonnes of concentrated sulphuric acid leaked from a storage tank into the sewer system. It is the largest fine secured by North West Water since its privatisation last September. Crosfield was fined £1,500 by Warrington magistrates in 1989 for another substantial spill of sulphuric acid.

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