Doncaster scrap firm fined for illegal activity in Tyne & Wear

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Motorhog was told to pay nearly £25,000

Doncaster-based scrap car dismantling and salvage firm Motorhog has been ordered to pay nearly £25,000 for breaking environmental laws at a site in Tyne & Wear.

Environment Agency officers had visited the site on a number of occasions over the past two years, identifying breaches of Motorhog's environmental permit and issuing enforcement notices.

Motorhog were told to clean up spillages on site, make appropriate records and carry out maintenance work on a vehicle baler.

The firm, which continues to operate sites in Leeds, Doncaster and Hull, did not comply with the orders and were fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £4,936 in costs.

The now-closed site on Wallsend Road in North Yields.

Rachael Caldwell, Environment Agency spokesperson, said: “I hope that Motorhog takes a long hard look at its operations across the north to ensure all its sites are compliant and its staff are properly trained.

“The regulations exist to protect the environment and local communities from the risk of harm. Vehicles contain liquids that are harmful to the environment and they must be dealt with correctly.”

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