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POLLUTION MAY COST 'EM DE VERE; EXCLUSIVE Hotel bosses face sewage fine.

Byline: By Stephen Stewart

BOSSES at a luxury lochside resort could face charges over a sewage pollution scandal.

The Record's investigation into the dumping of stinking human waste at De Vere's Cameron House resort on Loch Lomond has triggered swift action by officials.

Last night, a senior source at the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency said: "There are a number of legal options - including hefty fines and even imprisonment for some types of pollution."

Scottish environment minister Michael Russell said: "Discharging sewage into water courses or to land without appropriate permission is a criminal offence."

The secret sewage dump on the banks of Loch Lomond was hastily closed down just hours after the Record revealed the scandal last week and officials at the National Park Authority said they were angry that they had been let down by the management of the resort.

A spokeswoman for Argyll and Bute Council said: "We will investigate the matter and take action as required."

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