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  • Sewerage pipe

    Severn Trent acts against water, sewer abusers

    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

  • Leaking slurry pipe

    Dairy farm fined over cattle dung pollution

    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

  • Hereford magistrates' court. Photograph: Jaggery/

    West Midlands scrap dealer prosecuted

    A Herefordshire scrap metal dealer, who repeatedly failed to comply with enforcement notices, has been ordered to pay out more than £12,000

  • Photograph: Google Streetview

    Car breaker fined over duty of care offences

    A small business owner, who said he did not understand the requirements around waste transfer notes, has fallen foul of duty of care laws

  • Tractor on landfill

    Consultation on landfill tax changes opens

    HMRC has launched a consultation on draft legislation which would subject waste criminals to landfill tax

  • The fatberg caused by the discharge from Saffron Cottage

    Fatberg costs restaurant £9,000

    An Indian restaurant has been prosecuted after it failed to install grease traps, causing the formation of a ‘huge’ sewer blockage

  • Soprano pipistrelle

    In brief: Bat panel, £2,000 waste fine

    Also in the news, Natural England establishes bat panel to guide conservation efforts, Northern Ireland waste criminal fined £2,000 and Waitrose to drop black plastic

  • Waste dumped at Beech Down Farm

    Haulage firm faces £109,000 bill for tipping

    The unpermitted tipping of thousands of tonnes of construction waste at four Devon farms has landed a haulier with a major bill

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