Biffa fined £105k after pollution reaches aquifer
One of the UK's largest waste management firms has been fined £105,000, and ordered to pay more than £26,900 in costs, after decomposed waste from one of its landfill sites leaked into a source of drinking water for residents of SunderlandBiffa Waste Services pleaded guilty to five counts of breaching its environmental permit during 2010 and 2011, when leachate from its Houghton Le Spring site escaped the landfill’s protective lining a
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A landfill site in Glasgow has been served with a civil penalty fine of £6,200 following a breach of its environmental permit which resulted in the release of odours that affected local communities over a period of eight days in June 2021 and saw 138 complaints.
The claimants in Harris v Environment Agency applied for judicial review of the Agency’s refusal to expand the scope of an investigation into the effect of groundwater abstraction from wetland sites across the Norfolk Broads.