Revealed: Scotland’s 267 dirty polluters

A record number of industrial sites across Scotland have been officially condemned for their โ€œpoorโ€ or โ€œvery poorโ€ performances in failing to control pollution.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has named and shamed 267 waste dumps, recycling plants, fish farms, sewage works and a host of other facilities for breaching pollution rules. Contamination has leaked, spilled and belched into the environment at unauthorised levels, sometimes threatening public health and wildlife.

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