Copper recoverer's hefty bill for air pollution incident

A subsidiary of the Glynwed metals group has been fined £4,000 and forced to make a six-figure investment to upgrade its waste handling operations following a serious air pollution incident at a copper recovery process. HM Inspectorate of Pollution (HMIP), which brought the case, also succeeded in May with a prosecution against a gas business for operating a process without an integrated pollution control (IPC) authorisation.

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