A DEMOLITION company has pleaded guilty to polluting a brook which runs through Sheldon Country Park.
Last week, Armac Demolition Ltd was fined £2,500 and ordered to pay costs of £5,000. The firm had pleaded guilty to one charge of polluting Westley Brook.
The charges had been brought by the Environment Agency, which had responded to a report of oil in the watercourse. The pollutant, which was identified as red diesel, was found to have originated from a site under Armac Demolition’s control.
Matthew Ashworth, from the Environment Agency, said: “This incident highlights the importance of diligently taking all appropriate measures to prevent pollution, particularly within the construction and demolition industry.”
Richard Dewsbury, on Armac’s behalf, said that once the firm had been made aware of the spillage they had taken prompt action to correct the problem. He added the company had a previously good record in complying with environmental law.