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Waste4Fuel or waste for fools?

Contempt proceedings The Environment Agency has failed in its attempt for a committal for contempt against a Kent waste company, Waste4Fuel, and its directors following a hearing in the High Court in London and a judgment handed down on 21 July 2014: see The Environment Agency v Hughes and Others [2014] EWHC 2484 (QB). The […]

Water Poisoning Camelford

The impact of certain chemicals and cocktails of chemicals on human health can be very gradual. Asbestos (mesothelioma) is the classic example – exposure to a single fibre can take decades to manifest as cancer. Another instance of the gradual impact of chemicals on human health was reported on March 14th by the BBC:  see: […]

Barr v Biffa Waste Services Ltd

The case of Barr v Biffa Waste Services Ltd  [2011] EWHC 1003 (TCC) appears to be a potentially ground breaking case as it suggests that a compliant operation of a facility governed by an environmental permit may be protected from a claim in private nuisance. The residents of a housing estate in Ware sought compensation […]