Not even one single warning sign, since August 17, 2012 and Blakely’s departure, but still plenty of red tape abounds and surrounds the old Cocker/ Nipa site owned by Mr. Arthur Morgan? There will be a criminal investigation.
Health and Safety LAWS and regulations do not apply in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire as Mr. Arthur Morgan has the luxury of living on the Isle of Man and obviously has all the right friends?
… and the horse you rode in.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) and other relevant UK laws (see our Law Search page) regulate how waste should be managed. These laws establish a number of waste offences, punishable by a fine or prison term.
EPA 1990 offences
Under S.33 of the EPA 1990 (amended in 1995), it is an offence to:
- Deposit or knowingly cause or knowingly permit to be deposited (controlled) waste in or on land unless in accordance with the terms of a waste management licence
- Treat, keep or dispose of controlled waste in land or by means of any mobile plant unless in accordance with the terms of a waste management licence
- Treat, keep or dispose of controlled waste that could cause environmental pollution or harm human health. (This offence applies even in situations where a waste management licence is not required.)
If convicted in the Magistrates court, the maximum punishment for these offences is 12 months imprisonment and /or a fine of £50,000. In the Crown court, it could run to a 5 year jail term or an unlimited fine.
Please note that the above offences relate more to businesses (particularly those involved in waste management) than to domestic households.
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