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Evening Standard: "Record fine for London waste giant’s pollution" (Old Oak Common's Powerday)
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"One of the biggest waste-management companies in the South-East has been given a record fine over illegal treatment of hazardous material including asbestos at its huge Willesden [Old Oak Common] depot.
"Powerday, run by London Irish rugby club co-owner Mick Crossan, disposes of waste for major clients including Barratt Homes, Berkeley Homes and Carillion.
"The firm was ordered to pay more than £1.2 million at Harrow Crown Court for offences related to two separate cases which, combined, saw more than 17,000 tonnes of waste deposited and stored illegally. The record fine came under tough new sentencing guidelines for environmental crimes."