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EA issue suspension Notice at Walleys Quarry

Written by on 4 March 2024

On Friday, The Environment Agency issued a Regulation 37 suspension notice to Walleys Quarry Limited, which requires the company to take immediate actions to remove the risk of serious pollution from emissions of landfill gas to the air.  This notice requires Walleys Quarry to stop the acceptance and disposal of waste except for inert wastes which do not contribute to the odour.  The notice also requires the company to install additional gas extraction infrastructure and additional temporary capping.

The purpose of this work is to reduce emissions of landfill gas and the impact experienced by the community as quickly as possible.

The EA acknowledged calls for closure of the site but stated that they will only issue a closure notice as a last resort having exhausted all other enforcement and regulatory options. They will continue to assess the situation.