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Environment Agency sanction for waste firm chief
5:44pm Monday 18th February 2013 in News
A NORTH-EAST man is to be banned from carrying waste as part of his business operations, it has been revealed.
The Environment Agency has issued a notice to Tony Shepherd, of Darlington, informing him that his waste carrier’s licence is to be revoked.
Mr Shepherd, who operated at Hackworth Industrial Park, in Shildon, County Durham, was convicted of running a waste transfer site without an appropriate permit in July last year.
The revocation means that, from March 9, Mr Shepherd can no longer transport waste as part of his business activities.
An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “The Environment Agency is determined to tackle illegal waste activity.
“Illegal waste operations cost us all by impacting on local communities, undermining legitimate businesses and damaging the environment.”