Tag: Environment Agency

Environmental Protection: Annual statistics for fly-tipping in England

Environmental Protection: Annual statistics for fly-tipping in England

| 4 May, 2012 | 09:41 | Reply

Fly-tipping incidents in England have decreased by 13.5 per cent between the financial years 2009-10 and 2010-11 to 820,000 incidents.

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Environmental Protection: Company fined £25,000 for illegal operations

Environmental Protection: Company fined £25,000 for illegal operations

| 21 July, 2011 | 15:29 | Reply

Kidderminster Property Investments Limited on 19 July 2011 pleaded guilty to an offence of knowingly permitting illegal waste operations to take place on land that they owned at Churchfields Business Park, Kidderminster in March 2009.

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Environmental Protection: Company fined £3,500 for waste packaging offence

Environmental Protection: Company fined £3,500 for waste packaging offence

| 21 July, 2011 | 15:19 | Reply

Today (Monday 18 July 2011) at Walsall Magistrates’ Court, Greenstar Environmental Limited pleaded guilty to a charge under the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Waste Packaging) Regulations.

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Environmental Protection: £10,000 fine for unauthorised waste operation

Environmental Protection: £10,000 fine for unauthorised waste operation

| 13 June, 2011 | 12:32 | Reply

A business owner from Colchester has been fined £10,000 for operating an unauthorised waste operation. Overview The Environment Agency visited Chippetts Farm, Daisy Green, Lexden Heath after receiving reports of an illegal scrap storage. Officers visited the site on 14 April 2010 and found piles of assorted car waste, cable and hardcore and there were signs [...]

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Environmental Protection: £10,000 fine for causing pollution ‘more polluting that crude sewage’

Environmental Protection: £10,000 fine for causing pollution ‘more polluting that crude sewage’

| 8 June, 2011 | 10:53 | Reply

A waste transfer station has been fined £10,000 for causing pollution described as ‘more polluting than crude sewage’. Overview The Environment Agency reported that vegetable oil that polluted a ditch leading to the Cut-off Channel in Downham Market was more polluting that crude sewage. D.J. Taylor (Anglian Oils) Ltd operates a household, commercial and industrial [...]

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Environmental Protection: Composting company fined £20,000 for nauseating odours

Environmental Protection: Composting company fined £20,000 for nauseating odours

| 31 May, 2011 | 11:06 | Reply

Operators of a composting site in Bury St Edmunds have been fined £20,000 for causing smells sometimes described as like ‘vomit, diarrhoea and dog excrement’. OverView The Environment Agency (EA) reported that during 2009 the it received 206 odour complaints about the composting site at Shepherds Grove Industrial Estate, Stanton, Bury St Edmunds compared to [...]

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Environmental Protection: Man ordered to pay back £2,000 for running an illegal waste site

Environmental Protection: Man ordered to pay back £2,000 for running an illegal waste site

| 24 May, 2011 | 09:55 | Reply

A West Yorkshire man has been ordered to pay back £2,000 for running an illegal waste site in a case brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The Environment Agency reported that Mark Butterworth, aged 49, of Springwood Mill, Pudsey Road, Cornholme, admitted the waste offence and was given an eight month prison sentence suspended for [...]

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Environmental Protection: Water company fined £20,000 for polluting estuary

Environmental Protection: Water company fined £20,000 for polluting estuary

| 11 May, 2011 | 10:54 | Reply

A water company has been fined £20,000 for polluting the Plym Estuary with sewage.

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Environmental Protection: Man fined £5,000 for operating business without a permit

Environmental Protection: Man fined £5,000 for operating business without a permit

| 10 May, 2011 | 07:54 | Reply

A Leicestershire man has been fined £5,000 for operating a skip hire business without a permit. Overview The Environment Agency (EA) reported that Mr Thomas Edward Neal (a sole trader) ran a skip hire business trading as ‘Dusty Bins Skip Hire’. EA officers visited New Hayes Farm on 8 September 2010 following an anonymous report [...]

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Environment Protection: Yorkshire Water fined £7,500 for beck pollution

Environment Protection: Yorkshire Water fined £7,500 for beck pollution

| 6 May, 2011 | 16:23 | Reply

Yorkshire Water has been fined £7,500 after sewage was found in a beck (small mountain stream) which runs into a North Yorkshire bathing beach.

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Environmental Protection: London waste company fined for foul odours

Environmental Protection: London waste company fined for foul odours

| 4 May, 2011 | 10:30 | Reply

South London waste company was fined £87,837 after admitting to a series of waste permit breaches which affected the local environment and quality of life for nearby residents.

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Environmental Protection: Dairy farmer fined for slurry pollution

Environmental Protection: Dairy farmer fined for slurry pollution

| 27 April, 2011 | 21:06 | Reply

A North Devon farmer has been ordered to pay £23,190 in fines and costs for depositing controlled waste without a permit.

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Environmental Protection: Deception & breaches cost paper company nearly £500,000

Environmental Protection: Deception & breaches cost paper company nearly £500,000

| 26 April, 2011 | 08:29 | Reply

St Regis Paper Company Ltd, one of Europe’s largest paper recyclers, was ordered to pay nearly £500,000 after committing environmental breaches that included misleading the Environment Agency.

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Environmental Protection: Drainage company prosecuted for disposing waste down drains

Environmental Protection: Drainage company prosecuted for disposing waste down drains

| 21 April, 2011 | 07:52 | Reply

Drainage company fined almost £56,000 for the unlawful depositing and disposal of liquid waste.

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Environmental Protection: Environment Agency likely to grant permit for anaerobic digestion waste plant

Environmental Protection: Environment Agency likely to grant permit for anaerobic digestion waste plant

| 21 April, 2011 | 07:42 | Reply

Environment Agency Wales has announced it is likely to grant Anglesey EcoParc Mon an environmental permit for the proposed anaerobic digestion waste treatment plant at Bodffordd.

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Environmental Protection: Wallsend man sentenced for repeated waste offences

Environmental Protection: Wallsend man sentenced for repeated waste offences

| 19 April, 2011 | 21:09 | Reply

A man was sentenced to a 12 week custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months at Newcastle Crown Court for repeatedly illegally storing and dismantling old cars.

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Environmental Protection: Heineken fined for environmental breaches

Environmental Protection: Heineken fined for environmental breaches

| 19 April, 2011 | 20:55 | Reply

Heineken was fined £1500 for breaching its permit and £800 on failing to notify the Environment Agency of the breach, without delay.

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Environmental Protection: Berkshire water company ordered to pay £17,403 for Surrey canal sewage spill

Environmental Protection: Berkshire water company ordered to pay £17,403 for Surrey canal sewage spill

| 18 April, 2011 | 12:06 | Reply

A water company which allowed untreated sewage to enter a Woking canal, killing hundreds of fish, was ordered to pay a total of £17,403 by magistrates.

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