Severn Trent Water has prosecuted two companies for abusing the water and sewer infrastructure, bringing the number of firms it has successfully taken legal action against so far this year to five
Dounreay, BP and Petroineos all run sites rated ‘poor’ by SEPA, while overall compliance with environmental licences in Scotland improves
A dairy farm in north Devon has been prosecuted after it was found to have caused pollution in a nearby stream, with ammonia levels almost 100 times higher than healthy levels
Arrests follow ‘extremely serious’ organised crime activity, involving dumping of illegal waste, fraud and money laundering
The EC wants to retain the right to sanction the UK for transgressing EU law during the Brexit transition period and perhaps beyond
The water firm has made its first civil sanction payment, following incidents in Tameside and Derbyshire involving sewage discharge into local watercourses
A Herefordshire scrap metal dealer, who repeatedly failed to comply with enforcement notices, has been ordered to pay out more than £12,000
The Environment Agency is set to gain new enforcement powers to tackle waste crime while DEFRA is also proposing further measures. Conor McGlone asks whether the powers go far enough
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