£230,000 bill for fires at biomass fuel site

The R Plevin & Sons Ltd waste wood site near Barnsley caught fire repeatedly in 2014, leading to pollution from escaped firewater and the temporary closure of a sewage treatment works.

Sector: Waste

Total payout: £230,000

Type: Prosecution

Date: January 2019

Location: England

Offender: R Plevin & Sons Ltd

Description of offence: 
Breaching environmental permit conditions, contrary to regulation 38(2) of the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010 and causing a polluting discharge, contrary to regulations 12(1)(b) & 38(1)(a).

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