Scotland reduces household landfill waste by 50%

Less than half of household waste in Scotland was sent to landfill in 2014. That’s according to new figures published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), which revealed the total amount of household waste generated last year was 2.46 million tonnes. That’s 18% less than in 2007, it added. The SEPA also stated the […]

Scottish Water penalised for chlorine leak fish deaths

Scottish Water was slapped with a fine of £6,500 this week after chlorinated water leaked from a reservoir killing more than 1,000 fish. The fine was dished out at the Alloa Sheriff Court on Monday. Scottish Water pled guilty to causing pollution at the Alva Burn waterway in the central Lowlands, after staff carried out […]

Scottish Water fined £10,000 for acid and waste spillages

Scottish Water has been fined £10,000 for pollution at two water treatment plants following acid and waste spillages. It pleaded guilty to the two incidents in Clackmannanshire, Scotland in 2011 – one at Glendevon Water Treatment Plant when sulphuric acid spilled into Castlehill Reservoir and the River Devon following a leak from a tank. The […]

Record number of Scottish industrial sites fail to control pollution

A record number of industrial sites in Scotland have been condemned for failing to control pollution after being given a ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ rating by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The agency gave ‘poor’ ratings to 220 sites and ‘very poor’ ratings to another 47 in its yearly Compliance Assessment Scheme for 2012, […]

ExxonMobil fined €3.3m for Scottish emissions

US oil giant ExxonMobil was fined €3,296,600 for incorrectly reporting its emissions by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) last year. ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd was fined after it told SEPA it had identified sources of CO2 emissions it did not include in its annual reportable emissions for 2008 at its Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP). The […]