EA v Murfitts Industries Ltd

Prosecution for alleged breach of Environmental Protection Act 1990 (keeping of controlled waste in manner likely to cause pollution) arising out of a tyre Fire that burned for weeks at the defendant’s recycling premises, which was operated subject to an Environmental Permit with license conditions and to regular inspection by the EA. Acted for defence. After two days of argument the EA offered no evidence and the defendant company was acquitted with costs. Case involved extensive expert evidence and argument concerning status of Home Office Guidance.


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