A record number of industrial sites across Scotland have been officially condemned for their “poor” or “very poor” 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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