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In April 2016, Environment Agency officers visited a site in Gateshead which was covered in construction waste, including wood, pallets, old kitchen units and electrical waste. There was also a skip full of building waste.
They established that a company had been a tenant at the site, but had left a few weeks earlier.
The Environment Agency wrote to the landowner asking for the waste to be removed – which it did at a cost of £7,000
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More farmers should be allowed to maintain local rivers in a bid to reduce the risk of flooding, says the NFU.
Farmers have long sought permission to maintain rivers themselves, arguing that they could do so more effectively than the Environment Agency (EA), which currently looks after catchments.
Eight people, including two children, had to be taken to hospital after incorrectly mixed chemicals caused a reaction that forced a Derby gym to be closed.
HSE comments: "As in this case, the failure of clients and principal contractors to comply with these legal duties can have tragic consequences."
"Clients must ensure contractors have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience for the task, and must make suitable arrangements for managing a project,"
"In addition to the latter contractors must also take into account the general principles to eliminate, so far as is reasonably practicable, foreseeable risks to the health or safety of those affected by the work."
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