Laying down the law: The powers of environment regulators on the move again
Simon Colvin warns that proposals to tackle illegal waste sites will have implications far beyond the waste sectorThere have been a number of examples recently of waste sites being abandoned, leaving thousands of tonnes of discarded material. According to the government, waste crime costs the UK economy about £56
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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.