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Environmental Protection Authority v Borg Panels Pty Ltd [2016] NSWLEC 71

In a recent judgment, the Land and Environment Court of NSW fined the defendant, Borg Panels Pty Ltd, $58,500 for the offence of polluting waters, even though the pollution was caused by an inadvertent error by one of its employees. The case highlights the need for companies to implement foolproof policies, operating procedures and training programs to prevent inadvertent errors by employees in respect of activities that may pose a risk of harm to the environment.

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