Environment Agency

16th June 2017
Tesco Fined £8 Million After Pleading Guilty To Pollution Incident

Tesco Fined £8 Million After Pleading Guilty To Pollution Incident

Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8m in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident.  The incident, which occurred in July 2014, sparked a huge multi-agency operation involving the Environment Agency, Lancashire County Council, … Continue reading

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24th April 2017
Cornwall Waste Disposer Prosecuted For Illegally Storing Asbestos

Cornwall Waste Disposer Prosecuted For Illegally Storing Asbestos

The owner of a Cornish waste disposal business has been ordered to pay almost £80,000 in fines and costs for illegally storing and treating waste including asbestos at a site near Penzance. The site manager was also prosecuted and ordered … Continue reading

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13th April 2017
8 Months In Prison For Illegal Waste Site Operator

8 Months In Prison For Illegal Waste Site Operator

The operator of a waste site in Sittingbourne, Kent has been imprisoned for 8 months for the illegal disposal, sorting and treatment of construction demolition waste. John Millen, 50, trading as K.M. Millen Grab Hire, received the custodial sentence this … Continue reading

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11th April 2017
Woman Jailed For 6 Months For Illegally Storing Waste

Woman Jailed For 6 Months For Illegally Storing Waste

A 45-year-old woman has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment after storing waste illegally, putting the community and environment at risk. Nessa Anne Thompson, of Thompson Waste Recycling Ltd was sentenced at Hull Crown Court last week in relation to two … Continue reading

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24th March 2017
Thames Water Ordered To Pay Record £20m For River Pollution

Thames Water Ordered To Pay Record £20m For River Pollution

Thames Water Utilities Ltd (Thames Water) has been fined an unprecedented £20,361,140.06 in fines and costs for a series of significant pollution incidents on the River Thames.  The prosecution saw six separate cases, which caused widespread, repeated, sustained and avoidable pollution … Continue reading

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16th February 2017
New RDF Definition To Be Adoped Following Positive Feedback

New RDF Definition To Be Adoped Following Positive Feedback

An updated definition for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) trialled within the industry for six months will be adopted, following positive feedback, Defra has said. The aim of the definition is to help the Environment Agency regulate the RDF sector so that … Continue reading

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16th February 2017
Jailed Business Owner Loses Environmental Licence Appeal

Jailed Business Owner Loses Environmental Licence Appeal

A jailed Tyne & Wear business owner has had the environmental permit for his scrapyard revoked. The Environment Agency took action against Peter Wallace, owner of a scrapyard in Barmoor Quarry in Ryton, following a series of breaches of permit … Continue reading

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16th February 2017
Valentine’s Day Of Action Against Illegal Waste Activity

Valentine’s Day Of Action Against Illegal Waste Activity

Environment Agency enforcement officers, on the 14 February, paid unannounced visits to 14 sites across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Hampshire and West Berkshire in a bid to stamp out waste crime. Named Operation Arrow, officers targeted sites suspected of operating in … Continue reading

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