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Scotland’s dirty 99 - heraldscotland
They are the 99 dirtiest polluters in Scotland.
They include some well-known names, some serial offenders and some surprises. And, today they are being named and shamed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Among those accused of having “very poor” or “poor” pollution records are troubled oil giant BP, major waste firms Shanks and SITA, and four local authorities: Aberdeenshire, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and Glasgow.
Landfill sites, waste plants, paper mills, farms, chemical works, vehicle operations, energy facilities and all kinds of other industrial sites are criticised, as are a coffin factory in Glasgow, a crematorium in Aberdeen and cheese companies in Lockerbie and Stranraer.
Some of those under fire accept the charges, some deny them and some have closed down. A few are facing legal action, and several are seeking to make improvements....
Exclusive Report: Rob Edwards, Environment Editor
12 Sep 2010
To read the full article click HERE
'The Sunday Herald revealed in June that Patersons had been named and shamed for one of the worst pollution performances in Scotland. Its landfill site at Greenoakhill was guilty of “repeated non-compliance with a number of permit conditions”, according to the government’s Scottish Environment Protection Agency.' - Rob Edwards article 'Huge new quarry is ‘environmental madness’' - from Sunday Herald, 09 August 2009
Is this what we can expect...
Click on images below to enlarge and see for yourself
Above is a picture taken August 2009 at Dunduff quarry...enough seen!
Above shows the Patersons Greenoakhill Recycling Centre with a pile of tyres littering the ground next to the site !?
Here's a quick slide show of previous and current Pattersons' Quarrys. Can you imagine looking at this from Tinto Hill or while fishing in the Clyde? Join our mailing list and keep up to date with all the latest information. Photographs © John McLatchie.