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EPA takes Cork County Council to court for allowing ‘dangerous’ level of polluted liquid to build up at landfill site

Cork County Council has appeared in court charged with allowing a build up of potentially explosive gas and an accumulation of a "dangerous" level of polluted liquid at a Carrigtwohill landfill site.  The local authority admitted it has not burned off gas arising from the East Cork Landfill Site in line with its responsibilities as site licence holder. The Environmental Protection Agency - t...
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Soils concern as UK landfill tax receipts fall

Increased use of energy from waste, recycling and composting as alternatives to landfill have helped reduce landfill tax receipts by 9.4% in 2018/19, according to the latest date from HMRC. But, the UK Environment Agency this week expressed concern over one ongoing element of landfilling, with regard to the depositing of soil into landfill. The Agency has criticised the fact that soil, which re...
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