Yorkshire Water in dock again

Yorkshire Water is achieving a growing diversity in its environmental offences. The company's latest conviction was for repeated breaches of a waste disposal licence which caused obnoxious smells from deposits of sewage screenings.

Yorkshire Water is among the top ten water polluters, holding seventh place among the companies prosecuted by the National Rivers Authority since its formation in autumn 1989 (ENDS Report 218, p 7 ). Late last year, it was also convicted under statutory nuisance legislation for causing a prolonged odour problem at

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