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:: China Clay Spillages Cost Imerys  

The UK's Environment Agency reports that Imerys Minerals Ltd, a UK-based china clay producer, and part of the Imerys group of France, has been ordered to pay 4,500 in fines and costs after it pleaded guilty to polluting the River Par twice last year. The order, by magistrates in Bodmin, Cornwall, was the verdict in a case brought by the Environment Agency.

In both incidents, burst china-clay pipelines spilled china-clay effluent into the Par, turning the river white, coating the river bed with china clay, and discolouring the sea at St Austell Bay in one case and Par Beach in the other.

 

   

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Source:
Mining Journal, March 1, 2002, p.166

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