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£40k cost of smell that made resident vomit

A smell so bad it made a woman vomit and gave an Environment Agency officer a headache contributed to a landfill operator being fined £33,500 this week.Shanks Waste Services was also ordered to pay more than £10,000 costs for the offences at its Deerplay landfill site in Burnley.The firm was convicted for eight offences seven of which it pleaded not guilty to relating to breaches of its waste-management licence.On August 1, 2002, a resident near the ...