Company fined for pollution offence

PUBLISHED: 13:13 17 May 2007 | UPDATED: 15:06 12 May 2010

ROYSTON-based company JK Environmental has been fined £2,500 for polluting a tributary with contaminated waste liquid. The company admitted that a wastewater tanker discharged it contents directly into a watercourse near Wilburton. The prosecution by the

ROYSTON-based company JK Environmental has been fined £2,500 for polluting a tributary with contaminated waste liquid.

The company admitted that a wastewater tanker discharged it contents directly into a watercourse near Wilburton.

The prosecution by the Environment Agency was under the Water Resources Act 1991.

Ely magistrates were told that two members of the public had seen a tanker discharging a dark coloured liquid into the watercourse on November 17 last year.

Agency officers said the discharge had a pollution strength of between three and four times of raw, untreated sewage.

Phil Henderson, agency senior environment officer, said after the case: "The offence was committed deliberately by an employee."

JK Environmental, of Orchard Road, was also ordered to pay £3,083 costs.

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