Water part of contamination land definition is changed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 11th, 2012 in environmental protection, news, planning, pollution, water by sally

“The statutory contaminated land regime has changed, with the principal change being to the definition of contaminated land. The changes took effect on 6 April.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th April 2012

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Cornish waste incinerator case reversed- expectation not legitimate after all – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 30th, 2012 in environmental protection, judicial review, news, planning, pollution by tracey

“The CA has just held that Collins J was wrong to hold (per my previous post) that the local NGO had a legitimate expectation that the Secretary of State would decide an air pollution issue, rather than leave it to the Environment Agency. In a nutshell, the Inspector (and hence the Secretary of State) was entitled to change his mind on this issue. So the expectation crumbled, and so did this judicial review to quash a decision to allow a waste incinerator to proceed.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th March 2012

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Defra to issue new guidelines for building on polluted land – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in contamination, environmental health, news, planning, pollution by sally

“Building on land contaminated by industrial pollution or even asbestos will be made easier after government regulations are published today, experts claim.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2012

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

Posted March 25th, 2011 in agriculture, environmental health, fines, news, pollution by sally

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

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BBC News, 24th March 2011

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

Posted March 11th, 2011 in EC law, fines, news, pollution by sally

“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

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Polluting plant nursery in Norfolk is fined – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2010 in environmental protection, fines, news, pollution by sally

“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

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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

Posted March 11th, 2010 in fines, news, pollution by sally

“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

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Meat firm fined over beck spill – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2009 in environmental health, fines, news, pollution, water by sally

“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

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Legal fight to block sewage pipes – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2009 in news, pollution by sally

“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

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Corby to appeal against disability verdict – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2009 in birth, industrial injuries, negligence, news, pollution by sally

“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

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Birth defect families get £1.6m – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2009 in birth, industrial injuries, negligence, news, pollution by sally

“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

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

Posted August 13th, 2009 in fines, pollution by sally

“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

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

Posted August 6th, 2009 in birth, industrial injuries, negligence, news, pollution by sally

“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

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

Posted August 4th, 2009 in birth, industrial injuries, negligence, news, pollution by sally

“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

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‘Dirty tricks’ over toxic waste – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2009 in news, pollution by sally

“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

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

Posted March 4th, 2009 in airlines, emissions trading, news, pollution by sally

“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

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

Posted February 16th, 2009 in birth, industrial injuries, negligence, news, pollution by sally

“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

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Firm fined £140,000 over smells – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2009 in environmental health, news, pollution by sally

“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

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UK faces court case over air pollution breaches – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2009 in EC law, news, pollution by sally

“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

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