Water Pollution

Welsh farmer fails to improve slurry storage, fined $4,000

Welsh farmer fails to improve slurry storage, fined $4,000

A Welsh farmer has been fined over $4,000 for failing to comply with an order to improve his slurry storage,...

May 19, 2022

Antrim farmer fined £1,250 for causing water pollution

Antrim farmer fined £1,250 for causing water pollution

A 58-year-old farmer from Co. Antrim has been fined £1,250, and ordered to pay a £15 offender levy, for water...

May 9, 2022

Farming company fined for polluting Somerset watercourse

Farming company fined for polluting Somerset watercourse

Farming company Velcourt Ltd. has been fined for polluting a Somerset watercourse with dirty, ammonia-rich water, killing hundreds of fish....

April 5, 2022

Supermarket-supplying farm fined £37,184 for river pollution

Supermarket-supplying farm fined £37,184 for river pollution

Somerset farm business Alvis Brothers Ltd of Lye Cross Farm, a cheese supplier to major supermarkets, has been ordered to...

December 9, 2021

Somerset farmer fined for 2nd time for polluting watercourse

Somerset farmer fined for 2nd time for polluting watercourse

A farmer from Somerset has been fined – for the second time in five years – for polluting a watercourse...

November 9, 2021

Government adds £17 million funding boost for farmers to tackle water pollution

Government adds £17 million funding boost for farmers to tackle water pollution

Farmers across the country will be given additional support to take action to reduce water and air pollution from their...

August 2, 2021

Tyrone river pollution incident believed to have originated on a farm

Tyrone river pollution incident believed to have originated on a farm

A water pollution incident which has resulted in a major fish kill in Co. Tyrone is thought to have originated...

May 4, 2021

Fivemiletown business fined for water pollution offence

Fivemiletown business fined for water pollution offence

A farm business in Co. Tyrone has been fined £1,250 at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today after pleading guilty to a...

February 7, 2020

Derry farmer prosecuted and fined for water pollution

Derry farmer prosecuted and fined for water pollution

A farmer from Magherafelt, Co. Derry, was today fined £750 for polluting part of the Moyola River with silage effluent....

January 23, 2019

Last chance to apply for £5,000 environmental grant

Last chance to apply for £5,000 environmental grant

Farmers in the midlands have until January 31 to apply for an environmental grant of up to £5,000. Dr. Jodie Rettino,...

December 25, 2018

NI Water fined £16,500 for polluting 1.2km of a Tyrone river

NI Water fined £16,500 for polluting 1.2km of a Tyrone river

Northern Ireland Water has been fined £16,500 after it pleaded guilty today at Dungannon Crown Court to polluting the Ballygawley Water...

November 23, 2018

Staffordshire farm fined £14,000 for pollution incident

Staffordshire farm fined £14,000 for pollution incident

A Staffordshire farm has been fined £14,000 following pollution of the Gayton Brook, where 3,000 fish were killed. In a...

September 17, 2018

Farmer urged to take care as heat and fish kills trigger summer water pollution warning

Farmer urged to take care as heat and fish kills trigger summer water pollution warning

Industry, landowners and farmers have been urged to take extra care during the summer months to reduce the risk of water...

June 26, 2018

Caterpillar fined for diesel spill which saw 40,000L end up in the Irish Sea

Caterpillar fined for diesel spill which saw 40,000L end up in the Irish Sea

Caterpillar (NI) has been fined after a spill at its Co. Antrim factory saw more than 40,000L of diesel make its...

October 4, 2017