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Companies pay £30K after North Norfolk river polluted

ROTTING potatoes little snoring

12:10pm 17th May 2018

Two companies have paid nearly 30 grand after admitting they polluted this river near Fakenham.

They were storing potatoes on the land close to a tribute into the River Stiffkey at Little Snoring.

The crops were being kept in a warehouse rented by Lamb Weston/Meijer UK Ltd on land owned by Ralph Harrison & Co Ltd.

 

ROTTING potatoes little snoring
there was no lease in place between the companies

 

But as they rotted - the poisonous fluids got into the water affecting a 1 kilometre stretch of the river.

Lamb Weston offered to donate £23,100 to the Norfolk Rivers Trust for use in its projects around the River Stiffkey, while Ralph Harrison Co Ltd offered to donate £5,000 to the same charity.

Both companies agreed to take action to prevent such an incident happening again.

Marcus Sibley, Norfolk Environment Manager said:

"Enforcement undertakings allow those who commit offences to restore the environment and to take steps to prevent a recurrence.

"When appropriate, they allow a quicker resolution than a prosecution and help offenders who are prepared to take responsibility for their actions to put things right voluntarily working with their local communities".

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