Tata Steel to pay £73,000 for pollution incident

Tata Steel UK is to pay £73,000 to an environmental consultant for a pollution incident near Scunthorpe. Environment Agency officers found a “heavy red coloured lubricating oil” on Seraphim lagoon, […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Tata Steel UK is to pay £73,000 to an environmental consultant for a pollution incident near Scunthorpe.

Environment Agency officers found a “heavy red coloured lubricating oil” on Seraphim lagoon, the Bottesford Beck and in wetland channels of Ashby Ville Local Nature Reserve in May 2015.

The Agency said the oil appeared to overflow from an industrial bulk container.

Tata Steel UK therefore agreed to make the donation to Humber Nature Partnership, an organisation that delivers projects resulting in environmental, economic and community benefits.

It also agreed to take action to ensure a similar incident doesn’t reoccur.

Anglian Water has also agreed to pay £100,000 to a social enterprise following a pollution incident in Peterborough.