Water Pollution

Hot Weather Brings Increased Risk of Algae Blooms

Algae are simple plants that range from Microscopic (Micro Algae) to large seaweeds (Macro Algae). In fresh waters they can be found either suspended within the water, floating on the surface of the water or […]

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Thames Water’s Appeal Against £250,000 Water Pollution Fine Calculated in Accordance with Sentencing Guidelines Rejected

The Court of Appeal has ruled against Thames Water Utilities Limited and upheld the £250,000 fine for pollution (sewage) of a nature reserve.  The original sentencing decision made by the Court was made in accordance […]

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Out of Hours Rain Storm No Excuse for Oil Pollution Incident. Polluter Pays £36,689, Insurers Clean Up Bill £169,000

Oil from a waste treatment plant in Ipswich polluted four miles of the River Orwell and Contaminated 12 swans, one of which died.  Ipswich Magistrates’ Court heard that the company responsible had failed to manage […]