Yorkshire Water fined £8,000 for odour nuisance

A transfer of pollution from sea to land was always on the cards when the massive programme to bring the UK's bathing waters up to EC standards was initiated, and so it has proved in Scarborough. Difficulties with an odour control system at a new sewage pumping station have ended with the conviction of Yorkshire Water on four statutory nuisance charges - and the prospect of civil litigation between the company and its equipment suppliers, Ozotech.

The £31 million Scalby Mills scheme was designed to bring the waters off Scarborough into compliance with the EC Directive on bathing water quality. It involved the construction of three kilometres of new sewers and the replacement of four short outfalls serving the area's 50,000 residents with a 1.5km long sea outfall. The scheme was completed in May 1991.

An ozone treatment system was designed and installed by Ozotech to remove od

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