Lincoln Electric (UK) Limited produces the waste from the drawing down of steel wire in the production of welding rods and pleaded guilty to failing to prevent Land Network breaching its environmental permit. The company was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £12,500.
Understanding waste streams and correctly disposing of waste is becoming increasingly important and as can be seen here failure to comply can be a costly business. The EA are keen to stop breaches of this nature and Environment Agency officer, James Finch, said:
“We regard very seriously the mixing of hazardous waste to dilute it and will take action where appropriate. We hope that the outcome of this case alerts others to the risk of doing the same".