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UK: Peterborough man prosecuted for running vehicle dismantling operation without a permit

"Any uncontrolled handling of waste can harm human health and pollute the environment...

A man who stored and treated waste vehicles and parts without a permit has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay a contribution of £2,000 towards costs.

Peterborough Magistrates Court heard today that between 7 December 2011 and 22 February 2012, Maher Khater ran the vehicle dismantling business from premises at the former timber yard, First Drove, Peterborough, without the proper authorisation of an environmental permit.

Ms Holly Webb, prosecuting for the Environment Agency said:
"This was a deliberate breach, Mr Khater was spoken to about similar activities in 2010."

After the hearing, Environment Agency officer Graham Cantellow said: "Un-depolluted waste vehicles are hazardous and should be dealt with, and kept, securely to prevent risk to the environment.

"Any uncontrolled handling of waste can harm human health and pollute the environment."
Maher Khater pleaded guilty to:
Between 7 December 2011 and 22 February 2012 at the Former timber yard, First Drove, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5BJ, you did operate a regulated facility, namely a waste operation for the deposit, storage and treatment of waste, without being authorised by an environmental permit granted under Regulation 13 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.

Contrary to Regulation 12(1)(a) and 38(1)(a) of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010