ReChem fined for persistent effluent offences

Hazardous waste incineration business ReChem International has been fined a hefty £42,500 for six breaches of liquid discharge consent limits by its plant in Fawley, Hampshire.

The fine resulted from a prosecution by the National Rivers Authority (NRA). Routine monitoring by the NRA of ReChem's scrubber liquor discharges to Southampton Water revealed that they were in breach of consent limits on six occasions between May and November 1991. The compounds involved included a "black list" solvent, chloroform, and three "grey list" metals, arsenic, lead and copper.

ReChem pleaded guilty to six charges under section

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