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Bio-diesel maker fined £24,000

Bio-diesel producer Global Commodities of Shipdham, Norfolk, has been fined £24,000 and ordered to pay £5,282 in costs following prosecution by the Environment Agency (EA). The company that makes bio-diesel from used cooking oil, pleaded guilty to nine offences at Swaffham magistrates court. Magistrates heard that between the end of December 2004 and January 2005 used cooking oil escaped from the site and entered a nearby drainage ditch. Residents ...