Britain’s coasts under threat from climate change

The Environment Agency warns that coastal erosion and flooding are set to increase

Environment Agency uses new legal powers to block illegal waste site

The regulator can apply for a Restriction Order to the court to prohibit access to – and the transfer of waste into – premises or a specified part of premises

Emma Howard Boyd reappointed as Environment Agency Chair

Her second term will run from September 2019 to September 2022

South West Water fined £214k for pollution

A UK water company has been ordered to pay a £214,000 fine for breaching environmental controls. According to the Environment Agency (EA), South West Water did not operate and maintain the works on its plant in accordance with good practice and minimise the risk of pollution. The company failed to stop sewage pouring into River Tamar, the […]

Director of a company fined £14k for illegal waste

The director of a waste treatment company has been ordered to pay £14,000 for illegal waste activity in Manchester. Tony Cash from Birch Skip Hire Limited also has to pay £7,000 for the costs of breaching the environmental permitting regulations. According to the Environment Agency (EA), the amount of waste recovered at one of its […]

Oil firm fined £497k for environmental offences

An oil company has been ordered to pay a fine worth more than £497,000 for environmental offences. Essar Oil UK has also been fined £40,000 in relation to two separate incidents which occurred in 2012. According to the Environment Agency (EA), the roof of an oil storage tank failed under pressure at Stanlow Oil Refinery […]

Teesside man fined £350k for illegall waste crimes

A man has been ordered to pay a fine worth £350,000 for waste crimes in Darlington. Tony Leigh Shepherd pleaded guilty to operating two illegal waste sites. According to the Environment Agency, he had running a waste transfer facility – illegally deposited, sorted and stored mixed household and industrial waste. Teesside Crown Court sentenced Mr Shepherd to […]