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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Thames Water fined £600,000 for sewage treatment failures

Thames Water has been fined after its Maidenhead sewage treatment works polluted a tributary of the river Cut in 2014. Subsequent investigation found equipment failures that led to a further permit breach.

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Environment Agency issues £3.7m in enforcement undertakings

The Environment Agency has agreed 44 enforcement undertakings with environmental offenders, the largest among them being against the water industry. Some have also been targeted against individuals, a rare decision by the regulator.

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Transport firm’s director unlawful deposit of soil billed £3,620

Marie Sinead Berry, director of CB Plant Hire, has been fined for £120 with £3,500 in costs for depositing 23,500 tonnes of waste soil on land owned by Devon farmer Stephen Dibble.

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Landowner’s unpermitted deposit of soil costs £2,755

Devon farmer Stephen Dibble has been fined for spreading 23,500 tonnes of waste soil on his land. Only 1,000 tonnes was allowed under a permit exemption.

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Fire safety breaches cost waste firm £40,000

Siteserv Recycling has been fined £40,000 with over £3,000 in costs for two breaches of permit conditions connected to fire safety in 2017. Its site near Cardiff caught fire soon afterwards. Siteserv said it would appeal against the penalty.

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Severn Trent agrees £226,000 enforcement undertaking

A discharge into the Thurcaston Brook, a tributary of the river Soar, has cost Severn Trent Water. It has agreed to a make a £226,000 donation to the Trent Rivers Trust as an enforcement undertaking. Undisclosed costs to the Environment Agency, site improvements and remediation works have added to the bill.

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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

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‘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

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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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