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Cambridge biogas firm instructed to pay £42k

Cambridge biogas firm instructed to pay £42k: A firm that makes crops into energy has been instructed to pay out a total of £42,000 following an ‘extremely harmful’ liquid polluted River Cam. Reported as reckless by Cambridge Magistrate’s Court, biogas company Pretoria Energy permitted a liquid that is made when the crops are in storage,…
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Climate hitting ‘worst case scenario’ levels

Climate hitting ‘worst case scenario’ levels: More extreme weather and flooding are set to impact the UK as the climate emergency gets worse,  “worst case scenario” levels are being reached with extreme weather and flooding, says the Environent Agency. The government is being called on to take action to tackle the “unseen pandemic” by Cheif…
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Waste criminal told to pay £2.1m for operating illegal site

Waste criminal told to pay £2.1m for operating illegal site: A convicted waste crime lawbreaker has been charged to pay over £2.1 million for conducting an illegal waste site at Ridgeway Park Farm in Worcestershire. It comes after a confiscation case served by the Environment Agency at Worcester Crown Court, where Judge Nicholas Cole charged…
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Noble Foods pays £50k for polluting stream

Noble Foods pays £50k for polluting stream : Noble Foods Co paid a sum of £50,000 for environmental improvements due to untreated wastewater coming from its plant polluted a neighbouring stream. According to the Environment Agency (EA), the emission happened as a result of a series of faults inside the company’s treatment plant, which slaughters…
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Portland Scrap Metal fined £15k for illegally storing scrap

Portland Scrap Metal fined £15k for illegally storing scrap: Dorset-based Portland Scrap Metal has been instructed to pay over than £15,000 due to illegally storing end-of-life vehicles. Weymouth Magistrates Court fined the company £9,000 because they were ignoring several warnings from the Environment Agency demanding it to halt the practice and move all scrap cars…
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Illegal waste shipped to Sri Lanka returned to the UK

Illegal waste shipped to Sri Lanka returned to the UK: A total of 21 waste containers has been brought back to England after being illegally exported to Sri Lanka . Having been shipped to Sri Lanka in 2017, local authorities discovered the containers – which held illegal materials described as mattresses and carpets, and were…
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£40m Government Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens

£40m Government Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens: A fund of up to £40 million is now open for applications, which is aimed at helping the country build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic. Part of the government’s wider green economic recovery, the Green Recovery Challenge Fund provides a jobs and skills package and provides funding…
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Recycling blunder by tech firm pays for mass tree planting

Recycling blunder by tech firm pays for mass tree planting: The planting of several thousand trees has been funded by a London-based computer support company after failing to register packaging waste. Between 2002 and 2003 and from 2008 to 2015, EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd in Brentford failed to register the packaging waste it produced.…
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England risks running out of water by 2040

England risks running out of water by 2040: There is a serious risk that England could of run out of water by 2040 due to climate change. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued a warning, which accuses Defra, Ofwat and the Environment Agency of having “taken their eye off the ball” and stresses these…
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Environmental projects funded by fines

Environmental projects funded by fines: Environment Agency enforcement action during the last nine years has benefitted environmental charities throughout the Midlands to the tune of £1.4 million of grants. Offenders as an alternative to prosecutions are asked to donate to environmental projects  – this applies to individuals or businesses or who are responsible where they…
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