New water fine - total payout £29,140

Two linked Nottinghamshire farming companies, have been fined after they stored an excessive amount of maize silage on their land, leading to contamination of a pond and impact on groundwater. There was also a breach of storage rules for another pile of silage.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £29,140

Type: Prosecution

Date: May 2019

Location: England

Offender: Sutton Grange AD Ltd and Sutton Grange Services Ltd

Description of offence: Breaching the The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (England) Regulations 2010 and making an unpermitted discharge to water

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