Another conviction for ICI

ICI Chemicals and Polymers was fined £10,000 in January for discharging 1.25 tonnes of carbon tetrachloride into the Weston canal in Cheshire. The conviction was the company's fourth since last summer.

Last August, ICI's Runcorn site was fined a total of £10,000 for three discharges into the canal (ENDS Report 201, pp 37-8 ). This included a £5,000 fine for a large discharge of two black list substances, carbon tetrachloride and perchloro-ethylene. This month's fine shows that the financial penalties

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