Media Releases

Emergency measures for agricultural spreading

Land

date27 November 2012

Due to ongoing wet weather, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has announced it will be working with farmers to address increasing issues around the spreading and storage of slurry. Read more

Getting our waters ship shape

Getting our waters ship shape

date21 November 2012

Around a quarter of Scottish rivers, lochs and coastal waters have been physically altered because of historic industry, urban and rural land development. Improving the physical condition of these waters could achieve many benefits for human health and the environment, from reducing flood risk to habitat protection. Read more

SEPA Volunteers are Winning in the Rain

SEPA Volunteers are Winning in the Rain

date23 October 2012

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Met Office honoured a group of unsung heroes yesterday (22 October) as Scotland’s longest serving rainfall observers were presented with awards at a ceremony in Glasgow. Read more

Businesses show improvement in latest SEPA compliance figures

Enforcement and operations

date03 September 2012

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (3 September) published its Compliance Assessment Scheme figures for 2011, showing a slight overall improvement, with 87% of operators, across various regulatory regimes, achieving a licence compliance rating of excellent, good or broadly compliant. Read more

Theft from Tweed flood warning site

Flooding

date07 August 2012

Thieves struck at a gauging station on the River Tweed only a few weeks after the area was on flood warning due to heavy rain and rising rivers. Read more

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

Waste

date30 July 2012

Household waste - October to December 2011 - published 30 July 2012 Official Statistics released today by statisticians at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) show that Scotland's local authorities recycled 36.7% of the household waste they collected in the three months between October and December 2011. Read more

Fund helps study effects of lead mines on water quality

Water

date19 July 2012

A study commissioned by Scotland's environment watchdog, and supported by Scotland's River Restoration Fund, is resulting in a better understanding of the effects of old lead mines on the Leadhills area of South Lanarkshire. Read more

Wonderful world of water

Water

date22 May 2012

Children and teachers from Kirkcowan Primary School got the chance to get their hands and feet wet this week and watch professionals at work in the Barhoise Burn near Kirkcowan. Read more

SEPA seeks help to find sewage dumpers

Enforcement and operations

date21 May 2012

Scotland's environment watchdog is appealing for anyone who may have information on the illegal dumping of sewage sludge near Blairgowrie to get in touch and help catch those responsible. Read more

Dalgety Bay plan published

Radioactive substances

date25 April 2012

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today published the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) final plan for Dalgety Bay. Read more

SEPA targets waste carriers in day of action

Enforcement and operations

date10 April 2012

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has targeted waste carriers and waste management sites as part of a multi-agency day of action to tackle the increasing problem of metal theft in Scotland. The action was led by Scottish police forces and the British Transport Police, with a large number of both public and private organisations taking part in the operation. Read more

SEPA agrees MOD plan for Dalgety Bay

Radioactive substances

date27 March 2012

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) announced at today's Dalgety Bay Forum that an investigation plan, including the development of remediation options, has been agreed with the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Read more

SEPA outlines progress in new report

Enforcement and operations

date19 March 2012

Scotland's environmental regulator, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), has released a new report today (Monday 19 March), outlining the progress it has made over the last year in delivering better environmental regulation. Read more

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

Waste

date27 February 2012

Official Statistics released today by statisticians at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) show that Scotland's local authorities recycled 43.6% of the household waste they collected in the three months between July 2011 and September 2011. Read more

Who is dealing with your waste?

Waste

date14 February 2012

Do you care what happens to your rubbish after it's been taken away? If you paid someone to take away your waste and they fly tipped it somewhere, the chances are it would be traced back to you. If that happened would you be able to prove how it got there? Read more