Pollution of Scotland’s lochs from a toxic fish farm pesticide has leapt 72 per cent in a year, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency
The petrochemical multinational, Ineos, is by far the largest climate polluter in Scotland, according to the latest official data.
Plans to treble the amount of waste burnt in ten new incinerators across Scotland could prevent the Scottish Government from meeting its recycling targets.
As many as 30 beaches across Scotland have been polluted in breach of sewage safety limits so far this summer, according to official monitoring.
A salmon farming company has been reprimanded for feeding a toxic pesticide to fish twice as often as permitted and breaching a safety limit.
The amount of salmon killed by diseases and other problems at fish farms has reached record levels, with death rates quadrupling over the last 18 years.
Ineos has been underestimating climate pollution from its chemical plants at Grangemouth since 2016, according to the Scottish Government’s green watchdog.
Ten lochs across Scotland have been polluted by a toxic pesticide used by fish farms to control fungus, parasites and disease.
Rules on the use of toxic pesticides by the fish farming industry have been relaxed because of the coronavirus emergency, prompting fears for marine wildlife.