Firm landed with £23,000 bill for polluting Eden beck
Date of alert:
Thursday, 27 October 2022
A firm has been fined a total of £4,400 after a quarry was found to be polluting a Cumbrian beck.
Armstrong Aggregates was prosecuted by the Environment Agency for failing to adhere to its permit of discharging water at Shap Pink Quarry, near Penrith.
The Environment Agency said Armstrong Aggregates repeatedly breached its permit by allowing water with high suspended solids to be discharged into Wasdale Beck, which was not allowed.