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Illegal landfill operator pays million pound penalty

Assets of £1.27 million have been seized from a landfill site operator who illegally buried unsuitable waste. The conviction at Exeter Crown Court followed an Environment Agency (EA) investigation, dubbed Operation Cleansweep, which found that John Craxford and his company John Craxford (Plant Hire) had contravened the site permit since at least March 2003.Buried waste at the Yannon Lane site at Kingkerswell, Devon, included wood, plastics, cardboard, electrical goods, carpet, ...

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