‘Huge poo islands’ prompt calls for Somerset river clean-up

‘Huge poo islands’ prompt calls for Somerset river clean-up

Somerset councilors have called for rivers to be cleaned-up after reports of "poo islands" forming in waterways.

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Raw sewage discharge at ‘clearly unacceptable’ levels

Raw sewage discharge at ‘clearly unacceptable’ levels

Raw sewage was dumped into England’s open waters 372,533 times in 2021, according to new figures released by the Environment Agency

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Fears for thousands of fish after slurry spill between Cookstown and Stewardstown

Fears for thousands of fish after slurry spill between Cookstown and Stewardstown

It is feared thousands of fish have been wiped out between Cookstown and Stewartstown.The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that huge volumes of slurry spilled into the River Claggan at the weekend and has now spread into the Killymoon and Ballinderry Rivers.

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Herefordshire chicken sheds the size of 3 football pitches

Herefordshire chicken sheds the size of 3 football pitches

A Herefordshire farm’s bid to build six “large” poultry units has been rejected on environmental grounds.

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Improved monitoring of sewage spills to drive enhanced environmental protection and enforcement

Improved monitoring of sewage spills to drive enhanced environmental protection and enforcement

Almost nine in ten storm overflows now have monitoring devices providing vital information about their use to hold water companies to account and drive environmental protections, data published today (31 March) shows.

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Charity insists England’s Environmental Agency must deal with river pollution coming from Wales

Charity insists England’s Environmental Agency must deal with river pollution coming from Wales

A charity has called on England’s Environment Agency to address pollution in the river Wye coming from over the border in Wales

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Dunfermline: Calls for action to stop Calais Woods pollution

Dunfermline: Calls for action to stop Calais Woods pollution

A CAMPAIGN group has called for urgent action after ongoing development has seen sediment and dirty water flood through Calais Woods in Dunfermline.

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Sewage plants spreading millions of toxic plastic ‘nurdles’ across North Sea to the Netherlands, report finds

Sewage plants spreading millions of toxic plastic ‘nurdles’ across North Sea to the Netherlands, report finds

Heavy rainfall and spillages mean plastic ‘bio beads’ used to filter waste water are being washed into watercourses and polluting the marine environment

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Government accused of ‘hampering investment’ with river pollution rules

Government accused of ‘hampering investment’ with river pollution rules

Serious concerns have been raised as planning applications in Wrexham are said to be “standing still” due to targets to reduce phosphate pollution levels in Welsh rivers.

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River pollution fears following Welsh otter decline

River pollution fears following Welsh otter decline

A national survey has found that Wales's Eurasian Otter population is showing signs of decline

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