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Environment Agency 2015 data on regulated businesses in England

Data on operational risk appraisal compliance ratings, pollution inventory, pollution incidents, enforcement and waste crime for 2015.


2015 Pollution incidents data, England

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Opra (operational risk appraisal) compliance rating

The Opra dataset on contains one of five risk attributes used to show how compliant a regulated site has been in 2015. The Opra risk assessment provides a rating that the Environment Agency uses to assess the risk to the environment for sites we regulate. A and B indicates good performance whilst bands D, E and F indicate poor performance.

Pollution inventory

The pollution inventory dataset on contains information from the pollution inventory for each release type (to air, land and waste transfers off-site). The data is grouped by sector for the industrial activities the Environment Agency regulated in 2015.

Pollution incidents

The pollution incidents dataset provides information about incidents that met the Environment Agency category 1 and 2 impact criteria for those reported in 2015. These are the most serious environmental incidents we deal with.

Enforcement action

The enforcement action dataset on contains details of enforcement actions, including prosecutions, cautions and notices, carried out in 2015 against companies by the Environment Agency. Find out more about our position on enforcement and sanctions.

Waste crime

The waste crime dataset contains information about the Environment Agency’s waste crime work during the financial year 2015 to 2016. It has been updated with more recent data and includes previous years back to 2009 to 2010 where this is available. It includes details of activities involving illegal waste sites which store, treat or dispose of waste; large-scale illegal dumping; and illegal waste exports.


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Published 22 September 2016
Last updated 1 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the updated waste crime dataset.
  2. First published.