Meaning of waste rules at stake in incinerator case

A Nottinghamshire incineration business has been fined £500 after failing to comply with a notice requiring it to clear its site of several hundred tonnes of hazardous waste. The case has a wider significance in that it suggests that the courts will not follow slavishly a recent Divisional Court ruling which appeared drastically to reduce the scope of the waste disposal offence provisions in the Control of Pollution Act 1974.

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