Sunderland man fined £12k for illegal waste operation

Clifford Shee, aged 55, was prosecuted by the Environment Agency for operating outside the requirements of three exempt waste activities

Environment Agency issues raft of flood warnings and alerts for the UK

The move follows heavy rain this weekend causing rivers across the country to come close to overflowing their banks

Biffa ordered to pay £600k for exporting banned waste to China

The waste management giant said it would seek to appeal against the verdict

Recycling firm ordered to pay £54k for breaching environmental regulations

Northern Compliance pleaded guilty this week for its failure to finance the cost of the collection, treatment, recovery or disposal of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2017

Environment Agency to launch biowaste sector review

It says the biowaste sector is critical to a closed loop, circular economy as well as helping meet renewable energy targets

Anglian Water fined £156k for sewage pollution

At least a kilometre and half of Grendon Brook was contaminated with sewage over two days in August 2016

Leeds waste fraudster’s jail term extended by nine years

Terry Soloman Dugbo is currently serving a record seven years and six months in jail after defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry of £2.2m in 2016

Ofwat seeks chief for new regulators’ infrastructure alliance

The Regulators’ Alliance for Progressing Infrastructure Development (RAPID) will bring together staff from Ofwat, the Environment Agency and Drinking Water Inspectorate

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South West Water to pay £350,000 over ‘serious’ pollution

The money will benefit watercourses in Plymouth as an alternative to prosecution by the Environment Agency

Work begins to remove plastic from Cumbrian river

The 2.5km of plastic was installed around 25 years ago in the River Keekle near Whitehaven to protect it from contamination from mineworks