Leaking tank costs scrap firm £10,000

A leading scrap metal processing business has been fined £10,000 after ignoring warnings from the National Rivers Authority (NRA) to stop a leak from a settlement tank.

Mayer Parry (East Anglia) had applied for a licence from the local waste regulation authority for its scrap processing yard at Snailwell, near Newmarket. The authority required an inspection of the site drainage, which was carried out in conjunction with an NRA officer.

The inspection, in November last year, uncovered an over-flowing settlement tank serving a metal separator. The system was designed to separate metal from a fragmentiser b

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