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Farmer prosecuted for illegal spreading

A farmer in County Durham and his waste supplier from Bishop Auckland have been prosecuted by the Environment Agency following unlawful spreading of waste.

Ten loads of washwater were delivered to the farmer and spread on fields used to produce animal feed. Although the farmer was permitted to use waste as fertiliser, the type of waste didn’t match those on his environmental permit.

The defendants have received fines exceeding a total of £12,000 and both have put in place procedures to protect against further incidents in future.

Find out more on the Government website.