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Government defends plans to cut fracking red tape

The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has dismissed claims that it intends to "fast-track fracking without public consent".

Southern Water has spent £1.7m on its Foreness pumping station and has earmarked a further £400k for additional work as well as 'drawing up' plans for another pumping station.

Southern Water apologises 'unreservedly' for Margate sewage pollution

'Margate - We're sorry' was the message from Southern Water after it was fined £200,000 last week for Environmental Permit breaches that led to raw sewage being discharged into the sea at Margate.

Abbey Metals fined more than £130,000 for river pollution after fire

Abbey Metals Limited has been ordered to pay a £133,000 fine and £33,000 in costs for polluting the River Anker, following a fire at one of its operating sites in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Biffa found guilty in landfill site pollution case

Biffa has been fined £105,000 for failing to manage pollution from its Tyne and Wear landfill site in line with environmental legislation.

Aerial view of the Maggot Farm site

Maggot farm man jailed for burning hazardous waste

A West Yorkshire man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for waste offences and handling stolen goods.

Severn Trent CMS gains accreditation

Severn Trent Water (STW) has claimed to be the first UK water company to achieve industry certification for its Competence Management System (CMS).

Household waste transfer site loses permit

A household waste transfer site which committed a number of waste offences has had its permit revoked by the Environment Agency (EA).

Yorkshire airport lands £45,000 fine over water pollution

Leeds Bradford International airport has landed a £45,000 fine after it admitted releasing potentially harmful surface-water into a watercourse.

Man sentenced for running waste transfer station from his home

A Catterick man who ran an illegal waste transfer station from his own home has been sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for 12 months, by Northallerton Magistrates.

Washwater guidance a 'welcome step' towards tackling pollution

New Environment Agency (EA) guidance on the treatment and disposal of concrete washwater is a "welcome step" forward in reducing pollution from building sites.

Heineken owned drinks firm fined £36,000 for river pollution

Universal Beverages, a subsidiary of Heineken UK, has been fined for polluting a river and breaching the conditions of its environmental permit.

WFD, Mcerts... it’s time for a total solution and regulation

Permits - creating challenges for businesses in a range of industrial sectors. Rob Stevens explains how RS Hydro delivered on a huge project for CEMEX.

More than $2m settlement for not fitting pollution equipment

A motor vehicle company has to pay $2.1m after admitting selling a engines not fitted with legally required anti-pollution measures.

Clemenceau in France shortly before sailing to the UK to be scrapped

Pollution check after fire on asbestos filled aircraft carrier

A ship wrecking firm is being 'closely monitored' following a fire while it disposes of a French aircraft carrier laden with mercury, PCBs, lead and asbestos.

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