Radstock dairy farm fined £9,425 for water contamination

by Ruth Ovens, originally posted on January 5, 2017


The operators of a Somerset dairy farm have been ordered to pay £9,425 in fines and costs for allowing dirty water to escape from a storage lagoon.

They were prosecuted by the Environment Agency after an official found the leak while investigating a complaint.

On April 4, 2016 the official visited Clandown Farm, Pows Hill near Radstock to investigate a report of slurry pollution.

The source of the pollution was not found, but the officer later discovered dirty water leaking from the base of a lagoon used to store milking parlour washings.

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