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Environment Agency

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Article archive for Environment Agency;

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Hazardex 2019 Conference Presentations - Major Hazards Leadership: Past lessons and future challenges 19 November 2018

Jo will look back over the experiences of her 30 year career, working in and regulating sectors and industries that do great things for individuals, communities, the environment and the economy....but which, without great leadership, also have the potential to cause great harm. ...

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UK supermarket chain fined £8m for fuel leak at petrol station 19 June 2017

UK supermarket group Tesco has been fined £8m after a significant fuel leak at one its petrol stations polluted a Lancashire river, killing fish and forcing those living nearby to leave their homes. It is the largest fine for a single incident of pollution and is second only to the £20m in fines and costs Thames Water was ordered to pay in March which related to multiple offences....

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Environment Agency to tighten up UK onshore drilling regulation 28 June 2013

David Forster, strategy manager at the Environment Agency (EA), told a shale gas conference in Manchester on June 25 it was currently reviewing its regulatory position over onshore oil and gas wells. Operators will soon require permits for mining waste and flaring, which could delay drilling as it will require companies to conduct extra public consultation....

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UK transport company calls Environment Agency oil leak fines unjust 03 June 2013

Transport company Westram faces a £23,000 fine and court costs of £5,300 after pleading guilty to four pollution offences. But the company says it was the victim of a criminal offence, which led to Diesel from its Scunthorpe site polluting a nearby river. The company says the oil leak was caused during a break-in at the site, with the perpetrators attempting to steal fuel. ...

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UK regulation of onshore unconventional oil and gas exploration 17 December 2012

UK environment agencies and the HSE are responsible for the regulation of unconventional gas, a term that includes natural gas produced from underground shale rock (shale gas). This gas is extracted from the rock using a technique called hydraulic fracturing (known as ‘fracking’), which is also sometimes used for coal bed methanes and more conventional oil and gas wells....

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Explosion fears at Swansea landfill 03 May 2012

The operator of a Swansea landfill site have been criticised after it emerged there could have been a serious gas explosion at the site. The Environment Agency Wales report found rubbish was spread over a gas pipe at the Tir John site on the east side of the city, which could have been ruptured by on-site machinery....

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Managing fire water and major spillage - A new guide from the Environment Agency 17 November 2011

These guidance notes have been drawn up to assist in the identification of the equipment and techniques available to prevent and mitigate damage to the water environment caused by fires and major spillages. They are jointly produced by the Environment Agency for England and Wales, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland, referred to as the Agency or Agencies....

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Explosion and ammonia leak at meat plant 02 November 2011

Two contractors were taken to hospital after an explosion occurred last week inside a meat processing plant that was sparked by a chemical leak....