Archive for the 'pollution' Category

Sibsey poultry farm Moy Park fined for chicken smells – BBC News

“A Lincolnshire poultry farm has been fined for allowing ‘nauseating’ smells to affect nearby residents.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Britain fends off threat of £300m fine over London air pollution – The Guardian

“The government has fended off the threat of £300m in fines over air pollution in London after the European commission put on hold infringement proceedings by granting the UK a time extension to meet a key air quality directive, subject to an emergency action plan.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Polluting plant nursery in Norfolk is fined – BBC News

“A plant nursery has has been fined £10,000 after polluting five miles of a stream in Norfolk.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Clay company fined for polluting Dartmoor stream – BBC News

“A clay company has been fined for polluting a stream on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

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Devon firm fined for River Lowman fish-death pollution – BBC News

“A Devon toiletries company has been fined £8,000 after admitted polluting a river in an incident which killed about 1,000 fish.”

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BBC News, 10th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Meat firm fined over beck spill – BBC News

“A meat processing company in Lincolnshire has been fined £10,000 after ammonia escaped into a stream and killed 100 fish.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal fight to block sewage pipes – BBC News

“Action is being taken over what is believed to be illegal amounts of sewage being washed into the sea at Torbay and other UK resorts.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Corby to appeal against disability verdict – The Independent

“A council found negligent in its clean-up of former steel works which may have led to birth defects is to appeal against a High Court ruling.”

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The Independent, 19th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Birth defect families get £1.6m – BBC News

“A council in Northamptonshire at the centre of a birth defects case has been ordered to pay affected families an initial £1.6m to cover legal fees.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Abattoir to pay £33,000 for pollution – The Independent

“An abattoir which supplies meat to high street stores was ordered to pay more than £33,000 today for pumping too much waste into a waterway.”

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The Independent, 13th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Corby ‘toxic soup’ case: why it’s a long way from being over – The Times

“The satisfaction of the Corby families last week about the High Court ruling over the link between the reclamation work of a former British Steel plant between 1985 and 1999 and the disabilities suffered by their children might have suggested that the compensation cheques had already being written.”

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The Times, 6th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Why did the judge say no to me?’ – The Independent

“Families of the two deformed children excluded from last week’s ruling against Corby council are vowing to fight on.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Dirty tricks’ over toxic waste – BBC News

“London’s High Court will on Wednesday hear allegations of dirty tricks in the biggest class action ever brought before the British courts.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Airlines that break emission rules could have planes seized – The Guardian

“The Environment Agency is to be given powers to seize planes from airlines which break the rules of a new scheme to limit flights’ carbon emissions. The transport secretary, Geoff Hoon, and the climate change secretary, Ed Miliband, will today announce the government agency’s new role, which goes far wider than its regulation of other UK industries.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Corby council accused in first birth defects case since thalidomide – The Times

“A council was today accused of causing birth defects to 18 babies after its redevelopment of a gigantic former steelworks was allegedly marred by negligence, greed and nepotism. ”

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The Times, 16th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Firm fined £140,000 over smells – BBC News

“A firm whose Lincolnshire factory emitted smells which left residents feeling ill has been fined £140,000.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK faces court case over air pollution breaches – The Guardian

“The European Union is planning to take Britain to court for consistently breaching air pollution laws, which could result in unlimited daily fines.”

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The Guardian, 2nd January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Chilton-Merryweather v Hunt and Others – Times Law Reports

Chilton-Merryweather v Hunt and Others

Court of Appeal

“An increase in noise and pollution caused by growth in the volume of traffic on a motorway was not sufficient to justify a reduction in the council tax for neighbouring properties.”

The Times, 9th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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