Dairy Crest, Cornwall fined £1.5m for 'foul' waste in river
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Devon & Cornwall Police
The maker of Cathedral City cheese has been fined £1.5m for allowing 'foul' stinking waste to pour into a nearby river causing terrible environmental damage.
Dairy Crest, which was visited by Boris Johnson last year, was fined by judge Simon Carr at Truro Crown Court this afternoon. The company has already had to pay over £72,400 in costs.
Dairy Crest based at Camelford, where it is a large local employer, had pleaded guilty to 21 counts relating to pollution charges as well as breaches of environmental permits.
The pollution offences took place at the Dairy Crest-owned Davidstow Creamery where waste was discharged into the River Inny and caused the death of a large number of fish.