Pollution from livestock wastes: a review of recent legal developments

Williams, N.T.; Bough, J.C.

Farm Management 10(12): 729-745

2001


Accession: 003527967

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Abstract
This paper examines the nature of the current environmental controls governing livestock wastes in the UK, including the new integrated pollution prevention and control regime and the principles which lie behind them. Both reactive and proactive legislation is considered and the sanctions that are applied in the event of breach. The evidence presented indicates that many of the cases of environmental damage that are prosecuted are the result of bad management. This confirms the argument that tight controls are required and that where environmental damage is caused, the full force of the law should be brought to bear.