Record fine for animal waste factory
Thames Magistrates' Court has ordered tallow-producing company to pay a record £186,000 in penalties for failing to prevent offensive odours escaping its siteAn animal rendering plant in Silvertown, Newham, East London, has been fined £120,000 and ordered to pay £66,150 costs for failing to properly prevent emissions of offensive odours beyond the factory
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