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Water Pollution Fines In Somerset

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A Somerset farmer has recently been ordered to pay nearly £4000 in fines and costs for unintentionally polluting a stream with contaminated water and breaching storage regulations. The incident near Stoke St Gregory was picked up during a routine Environment Agency (EA) visit. Water from a roofing drain had become contaminated with sileage discharge. Inspectors…

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HSE investigating supply of metal gauze mats which contain asbestos

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently announced that two UK laboratory supply companies have supplied schools and potentially other users with gauze mats which contain asbestos. The metal gauze mats are designed for use over Bunsen burners. While they are investigating how these particular gauze mats came into circulation, it’s vital that schools,…

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Swimming Pool Water Testing

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Swimming pool water needs regular testing and treatment to ensure it is safe to use. The basic purpose of all pool treatment is to stop the spread of infection caused by harmful bacteria. The most common disinfectant used is chlorine. However, there are a complex range of factors that are essential for chlorine to be…

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