'Jail terms send out clear message'
THE jail terms handed down to Peter Thomas and Scott Phillips have been welcomed by Natural Resources Wales.
Mary Youell, from Natural Resources Wales said: "The sentences handed out by the court should send out a clear message to those intent on breaking the law.
"There are rules in place for dealing with waste tyres to prevent this kind of incident from happening. The fire caused major disruption to homes and businesses as well as polluting rivers and the air of the surrounding area. It was also difficult and costly to deal with this incident.
"Natural Resources Wales will carry on with this important work to prosecute those who threaten the environment and people's health by acting illegally and to create a level playing field for responsible businesses."