Fforestfach tyre fire: Three appear in court
THREE people have appeared in court for the second time charged with being responsible for the Fforestfach tyre fire in June 2011.
Scott Phillips, 43, Dorothy Thomas, 59 and her husband Peter Thomas, 65, were all directors of Globally Greener Solutions Limited.
The four charges the trio face relate to a fire which broke out at Fforestfach Industrial Estate on June 16, 2011 which took three weeks to extinguish.
The Environment Agency have previously said they were left with a £200,000 bill for waste removal and another bill of £1.6 million jointly footed by the agency and Swansea Council.
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The trio could face sentences of five years on each charge or an unlimited fine if found guilty.
Phillips, of Main Road, Bryncoch, and the Thomases, of Heol Cadifor, Penlan, indicated they will enter a not guilty plea for all four charges but will enter formal pleas at Swansea Crown Court on December 10.
They are alleged to have deposited mixed waste and tyre waste on Queensway without a waste management permit between March and November 2008.
The second charge alleges they kept controlled waste, both mixed waste and tyre waste, in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health.
They all also face two counts of contravening the requirements of an environmental permit.
One of those charges relates to between March 2008 and April 2010, the other to a period between April 2010 and June 2011.