Fines Monitor

Manage risk by keeping up to date with essential information on environmental financial penalties. Find up-to-the-minute details of the latest fines and enforcement undertakings in our live table, and read the latest news and in-depth analysis on financial penalties from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Oil platform’s dangerous gas blast costs £1.16m

Marathon Oil UK has been hit with a major fine after it left high-pressure gas pipework on its Brae Alpha platform to corrode and burst, putting the lives of its crew at risk.

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Garden centre’s sewage dumping costs £9,000

The boss of a Lancashire garden centre, Stydd Gardens, has been ordered to pay more than £9,000 for three unpermitted discharges of sewage and one offence of failing to comply with an Environment Agency notice

Prosecutions Fines Monitor

Farming companies fined for silage pollution

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.

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Discharge consent breach costs £128,000

Wood panel manufacturer Kronospan has been fined £80,000 for breaching its consent to discharge trade effluent and making an unauthorised discharge into the public sewer network. Costs added almost £48,000 to the bill

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Farmed fined for ‘audacious’ waste burning

A Norfolk farmer has admitted collected and burned hazardous wastes such as scrap fridges, freezers and dead animals, despite Environment Agency warnings. Brian Rutterford was handed a two-year jail sentence, suspended for two years, on 1 May by King's Lynn magistrates

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Leachate and asbestos failures cost £42,000

The operator of two Oxfordshire waste sites has been fined for failing to control leachate levels and the unpermitted storage of asbestos

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Water pollution Fines Monitor

Farming firms fined after silage effluent spill kills 35 fish

Two Nottinghamshire farming companies have been ordered to pay out nearly £30,000 after causing pollution that resulted in the death of 35 fish and caused a significant impact on the local groundwater

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Welsh Water prosecutes manufacturer for polluting sewer network

A wood panel manufacturer has been fined £80,000 for breaching its consent to discharge trade effluent and making an unauthorised discharge into the public sewer network

Waste Fines Monitor

‘Reckless and negligent’ waste firm fined for asbestos and leachate offences

The operator of two waste sites in Oxfordshire has been ordered to pay £42,000 for a number of offences including failing to control leachate levels and storing asbestos without the appropriate permit

Environmental Law Fines Monitor

Southern Water faces fresh scrutiny over wastewater compliance

Southern Water could face scrutiny from law enforcement authorities including the Serious Fraud Office, following ongoing investigations into its wastewater compliance by Ofwat and the Environment Agency, according to reports

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Post-Brexit governance: Why the devolved administrations are reluctant to collaborate with Westminster

As EU exit day looms, the devolved administrations have been slow to prepare their post-Brexit plans for the environment. Simon Pickstone asks what’s causing the delay

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