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UPDATED: Details of nearly 30 new enforcement undertakings with a value of more than £1.5m have been added to the ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database, as the use of the civil sanction as a tool to deal with environmental offences continues to grow. Click through for the full list, compiled by ENDS... Read more
A business using a former limestone quarry in Somerset as a landfill accepted a variety of materials, including hazardous waste, that were not allowed in its environmental permit. Its director Mark Foley was jailed for two years and three months.
Mehmet Mustafa, a director of a biomass firm that disregarded limits on waste storage, has been fined £4,000, with a compensation order of £30,000 and told to pay costs of £16,000.
Father and son David and Nicholas Channer have been ordered to pay over £70,000 for operating an unpermitted waste site, with Nicholas receiving a 13 month jail sentence, while David’s sentence of six months was suspended for two years.
A Cambridgeshire biogas plant operator has been prosecuted for allowing silage effluent to escape into a drainage channel in 2018, turning it coal black.
The operator of a motorcycle track in Lincolnshire held a U1 exemption for the use of waste soil to construct a viewing platform, but allowed 20 times the amount allowed to be dumped.
A new public pressure group hopes to name and shame polluters into improving their environmental behaviour, but can it work? Wil Crisp reports
Climate change demonstrations and protests against environmentally damaging developments could become a thing of the past if a nascent law passes through parliament unchanged, some fear. James Fair reports
Water companies have been discharging untreated wastewater into rivers in breach of their permits on a regular basis, it was revealed in a BBC Panorama investigation that aired last night
Campaigners – and the chair of the Environment Agency – believe that the size of financial penalties need to be significantly increased in order to prevent large firms from polluting in the future. Wil Crisp reports
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