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Angling club victorious after proving pollution

A fishing club has won a legal battle with a quarrying firm after the company was found guilty of polluting a loch.

The Daily Record reports how Black Loch Angling Club twice faced ruin after Tarmac Limited allowed waste to flow into its lake.

This caused devastation to fish life and may have resulted in the club having to make an angling insurance claim.

Club secretary Alf Downie said: "Black sludge came from Tarmac's quarry but they used every trick to try to scare us away. They blamed everybody but ¬themselves."

However, after a lengthy legal battle, the fishing organisation was victorious after a sheriff ruled in their favour and ordered compensation to be paid out.

The problem began in spring 2008, when the loch was found to be changing colour.

Tarmac produces a wide range of construction materials, including asphalt, lime, and aggregates for companies across the UK.

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