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Network Rail's £10m cost rise for hazardous waste disposal

Hazardous waste laws may cost railways operator Network Rail £10 million, it has reported.Its costs of disposing of oil-covered sidings and tracks have increased 50-fold since the ban on co-disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste came into force in July. That law change slashed the number of sites taking listed refuse from 240 to 11, creating a massive increase in the cost of waste transportation for the railways engineer.Before the implementation ...