Pollution case is transferred

PUBLISHED: 13:45 25 May 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

A CASE of causing pollution against Johnson Matthey has been transferred to St Albans Crown Court after a hearing at Hertford Magistrates Court on Monday. The company, based in Orchard Road, Royston, is being prosecuted by the Environment Agency. Four al

A CASE of causing pollution against Johnson Matthey has been transferred to St Albans Crown Court after a hearing at Hertford Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The company, based in Orchard Road, Royston, is being prosecuted by the Environment Agency.

Four alleged incidents are said to have taken place between January 2002 and July 2003, and a further three are alleged to have happened between August 2005 and November 2005 in breach of the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000.

The company is accused of emitting high levels of substances (oxides and nitrogen) into the atmosphere without informing the Environment Agency, failing to install and operate an automatic process shutdown system and failing to give two employees appropriate training and written instructions to enable them to carry out their duties.

The case is expected to be heard on July 10.

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