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Environment Agency gives illegal firm 5 years to fill out licence form

By Greg PitcherThe Environment Agency (EA) has defended itself after taking almost five years to take action against an illegal metal recycler.Karl Bowman was sentenced to 160 hours community service this month for scrapping cars without a waste management licence in Penrith, Cumbria.He had been collecting old vehicles from the area for at least five years and breaking them up at Bowscar Quarry to sell as scrap.The EA first told Bowman he ...