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Regina v Thames Water Utilities Ltd: CACD 19 Feb 2010

The defendant company appealed against sentence for an offence under section 85(1) of the 1991 Act. Judges: Lord Justice Moore-Bick Mr Justice David Clarke And Mr Justice Sweeney Citations: [2010] EWCA Crim 202, [2010] 2 Cr App R (S) 90, [2010] Env LR 34, [2010] 3 All ER 47 Links: Bailii Statutes: Water Resources Act … Continue reading Regina v Thames Water Utilities Ltd: CACD 19 Feb 2010

Environment Agency v Biffa Waste Services and Another: Admn 23 Mar 2006

The Agency appealed dismissal of charges brought by it alleging breach of conditions of their pollution prevention and control permit. The condition referred the standard of odour emitted by reference to a perception by an Agency officer. The defendants claimed this condition was invalid as subjective. Held: The Agency’s appeal succeeded. The condition did not … Continue reading Environment Agency v Biffa Waste Services and Another: Admn 23 Mar 2006

Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Limited v National Rivers Authority (Now, Environment Agency): Admn 11 Dec 1996

Citations: [1996] EWHC Admin 345 Links: Bailii Statutes: Water Resources Act 1991 85(1) Cited by: Appeal from – Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Ltd v National Rivers Authority HL 22-Jan-1998 A diesel tank was in a yard which drained into a river. It was surrounded by a bund to contain spillage, but that protection was over … Continue reading Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Limited v National Rivers Authority (Now, Environment Agency): Admn 11 Dec 1996

Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Ltd v National Rivers Authority: HL 22 Jan 1998

A diesel tank was in a yard which drained into a river. It was surrounded by a bund to contain spillage, but that protection was over ridden by an extension pipe from the tank to a drum outside the bund. Someone opened a tap on that pipe so that diesel flowed into the drum until … Continue reading Empress Car Company (Abertillery) Ltd v National Rivers Authority: HL 22 Jan 1998

Regina v Milford Haven Port Authority: Crwn 10 Mar 1999

A four million pound fine for a major pollution event was proper to reflect the genuine and justified public concern which had been caused. If damage flowed directly from the conduct of a business, the business was as liable as those directly responsible. Citations: Gazette 10-Mar-1999 Statutes: Water Resources Act 1991 85(1) Environment Updated: 09 … Continue reading Regina v Milford Haven Port Authority: Crwn 10 Mar 1999