United Kingdom: Waste crime crackdown shuts 25 illegal sites a week

Guardian: A crackdown on illegal waste and fly-tipping resulted in 1,279 unlicensed dumping sites being shut down in England last year – roughly 25 every week – according to figures published by the Environment Agency. But the number of successful prosecutions of waste criminals was down, with 171 last year compared to 249 in 2011-12. Most illegal sites are closed within a year of opening, but rogue disposal firms open up at new locations all the time. Penalties for waste criminals have been toughened.......

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