Fine for Apley fly-tipper linked to Amazon package – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2022 in fines, news, waste by tracey

‘A resident has been given a £400 fly-tipping fine after an empty Amazon package found among dumped rubbish was traced back to them.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2022

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Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision limiting private law actions in pollution disputes – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has confirmed a judgment of the High Court that affected parties do not have a right to bring private law actions against water companies over unauthorised discharges of sewage.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th June 2022

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Recommendations to improve safety of coal tips in Wales – Law Commission

Posted March 25th, 2022 in climate change, environmental health, Law Commission, miners, news, Wales, waste by tracey

‘Law Commission recommendations for a new safety regime would help to protect against a range of threats to coal tip safety and ensure all tips are dealt with in a consistent way.’

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Law Commission, 24th March 2022

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Serial fly-tipper jailed after three councils pool legal resources and bring joint prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 10th, 2022 in local government, news, prosecutions, sentencing, waste by tracey

‘A joint prosecution by three councils has seen a serial fly-tipper sentenced to 21 months in prison and his van seized. Hillingdon Council teamed up with Buckinghamshire Council and Sutton Council to tackle what was described as Dean Stanley’s “deliberate and flagrant” campaign of dumping.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2022

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Environment Agency downgrading 93% of prosecutions for serious pollution – The Guardian

‘England’s Environment Agency has downgraded 93% of prosecutions for serious pollution over four years, despite recommendations from frontline staff for the perpetrators to face the highest sanction, a leaked report seen by the Guardian reveals.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2022

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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal over council waste collection and alleged state aid – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 3rd, 2022 in competition, EC law, local government, news, state aids, waste by sally

‘Durham County Council did not abuse its position when it ran a commercial waste service with which private firms competed, the Court of Appeal has concluded.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd February 2022

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Bucking the Trend on Specific Performance Buckinghamshire Council v FCC Buckinghamshire Limited – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 24th, 2022 in contracts, local government, news, third parties, waste by tracey

‘Clare Mendelle and James Hughes highlight the wide definition of Third-Party Income and the measures the courts are prepared to take to enforce the terms of longstanding contracts, by analysing the Buckinghamshire Council v FCC Buckinghamshire Limited case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st January 2022

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Fly-tipping: Government plans to tackle ‘new narcotics’ of waste crime – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2022 in environmental health, government departments, news, waste by sally

‘The government has announced plans to tackle what the head of the Environment Agency has called the “new narcotics” of fly-tipping and waste crime.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2022

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Bakery handed £26k fine after dishwasher pollutes stream – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 21st, 2022 in environmental protection, fines, local government, news, pollution, Wales, waste, water by sally

‘A Natural Resources Wales (NRW) prosecution has seen a bakery fined for polluting a stream with its dishwasher.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th January 2022

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Waste is only waste if we waste it* – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 10th, 2022 in bills, environmental protection, food, local government, news, waste by tracey

‘Michael Mousdale examines the measures in relation to waste enforcement and regulation set out in Part 3 of the Environment Act 2021 and assesses their impact on local authorities.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th January 2022

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Appeal judges consider legal row over Silverdale ‘stink’ landfill site – The Independent

Posted December 15th, 2021 in appeals, children, environmental health, hazardous substances, health, news, waste by tracey

‘Appeal judges are considering a legal fight centred on a landfill site which locals say gives off noxious gases and stinks.’

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The Independent, 14th December 2021

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UK legal group warns of information blackout on sewage discharges – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2021 in disclosure, environmental health, news, waste, water, water companies by sally

‘A legal action group is warning there may be an information blackout on sewage discharges by water companies for years, after the Environment Agency announced an inquiry into more than 2,000 sites.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2021

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Zane Gbangbola: Landfill concerns raised before flood death – BBC News

‘Concerns were raised in 2010 over a former landfill site which later became the focus of a dispute over a seven-year-old’s death, it has emerged.’

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BBC news, 22nd November 2021

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Harmful emissions and human rights duties – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 13th, 2021 in children, environmental health, health, human rights, local government, news, waste by tracey

‘Stephen Tromans QC and Victoria Hutton consider a significant High Court ruling on the duties of the Environment Agency in relation to a landfill site.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th October 2021

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Mother wins court case over Staffordshire landfill site emissions – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in children, environmental health, government departments, health, news, waste by tracey

‘A mother has won a High Court battle over the regulation of a landfill site accused of emitting noxious gases that risk shortening her son’s life.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2021

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Research Briefing: Fly-tipping – the illegal dumping of waste – House of Commons Library

Posted August 27th, 2021 in environmental health, local government, news, parliament, waste by tracey

‘This Commons Library briefing paper gives a general overview of the extent of the problem of fly-tipping in England and the powers and responsibilities of the Environment Agency, local authorities and landowners to deal with it. It also sets out recent Government actions to tackle it and proposals for reform.’

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House of Commons Library, 25th August 2021

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Southern Water fined record £90m for dumping raw sewage – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2021 in fines, news, pollution, waste, water, water companies by tracey

‘Southern Water has been fined a record £90m for deliberately dumping billions of litres of raw sewage into the sea. The company admitted 6,971 illegal spills from 17 sites in Hampshire, Kent and West Sussex between 2010 and 2015.’

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BBC news, 10th July 2021

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Southern Water denies deliberately dumping sewage in coastal waters – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2021 in news, pollution, waste, water, water companies by tracey

‘Southern Water has denied deliberately dumping raw sewage into seas and rivers on thousands of occasions to avoid investing in its treatment works.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2021

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UK’s Environment Agency faces legal fight over landfill fumes – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2021 in environmental health, government departments, health, news, waste by sally

‘A five-year-old boy from Staffordshire has begun legal action against the Environment Agency over fumes from a landfill site that a medical expert has said is shortening his life expectancy.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2021

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No more reward without risk – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 2nd, 2021 in contracting out, local government, news, pensions, waste by tracey

‘Nigel Bolton and Philip Woolham look at the lessons to be learned from an important High Court judgment for local authorities and contractors on pension exit credits.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk