Minerals giant pays out £100,000 after toxic chemical pollution

Imerys Minerals has been fined £75,000 and must pay £25,000 in costs after polluting a river with a hazardous chemical. 

Truro Crown Court was told the French-owned company ignored manufacturer’s warnings when it chose to let almost 500 litres of a hazardous chemical enter one of its pollution treatment systems in July 2013.

The company was cleaning out a redundant storage tank at its Rocks ...

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