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.