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UK – Sep 2016 – PG to one offence under Regulation 38(2) Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 – waste treatment company failed to ensure that emissions from its activities were free from odours at levels likely to cause annoyance outside the site, and failed to use appropriate measures to prevent or minimise, the odour – history of non-compliance by the company – serious impacts of odour – “In sentencing the company on 8 September 2016, District Judge Sheraton said: “There had been a great deal of adverse effects on human health, quality of life and air quality. I therefore impose a fine at the maximum of my sentencing powers”” – AmeyCespa (East) Ltd, was fined £50,000 and ordered to pay £13,336 costs.  During the plea hearing, “Mr Richard Matthews QC, mitigating for AmeyCespa, said “AmeyCespa takes this extremely seriously and is genuinely sorry and regretful.””

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