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Pollution costs chemicals company Safapac £92,000

One of Europe's leading chemical companies has been ordered to pay £92,000 in fines and costs after a major pollution incident.

Vandals broke in to Safapac at Peterborough and opened taps on tanks holding thousands of litres of toxic chemicals in June 2012.

Thousands of fish died in the River Nene and fishermen on the Norfolk coast were not allowed to harvest shellfish from The Wash for 24 hours after 5,000 litres of the chemicals entered the water system.

The prosecution was brought by the Environment Agency at Peterborough Crown Court.

  • 10 May 2013
  • From the section England