Water Pollution

Welsh Water fined after chemical spillage kills fish

Welsh Water fined after chemical spillage kills fish

The operator of a water treatment plant has been fined £40,000 after a chemical spillage killed more than 500 fish. It happened at Welsh Water’s Felindre water treatment works just […]

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Fears for wildlife at “Polluted Smethwick Park Pond”

Fears for wildlife at “Polluted Smethwick Park Pond”

Sandwell Council figures show 30 Canada geese, four ducks and one coot died there between July 17 and August 16. Severn Trent Water carried out repairs to sewage pipes contaminating […]

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Two firms fined £15k after slurry pollutes river

Two firms fined £15k after slurry pollutes river

A Samlesbury firm has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 after farm slurry polluted waterways in the county and could have killed fish in the River Ribble. Withgill Farm […]

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Campaign launched to reduce agricultural river pollution in Wales

Campaign launched to reduce agricultural river pollution in Wales

A new campaign has been launched to reduce agricultural pollution after figures show an increase of incidents in rivers. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said last year saw the highest number […]

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Pollution kills 10,000 fish in River Mole

Pollution kills 10,000 fish in River Mole

The estimate of the number of dead fish has risen by 4,000 and more than three miles of the river are affected. The Environment Agency has said it now believes […]

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Mystery as 6,000 trout and salmon die in ‘largest ever fish kill’

Mystery as 6,000 trout and salmon die in ‘largest ever fish kill’

The Environment Agency blames a “pollution incident” for the deaths of at least 6,000 fish in a Devon river. Officials in Devon are investigating the deaths of at least 6,000 […]

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Major campaign launched to encourage the nation to ‘Love Water’

Major campaign launched to encourage the nation to ‘Love Water’

The British public are being asked to help the country protect water resources for future generations. The British public are being asked to help the country protect water resources for […]

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‘Pollution’ kills more than 100 rare crayfish

The Environment Agency are investigating after scores of a rare crayfish species were found dead in an Eden beck, in Cumbria. More than 100 white-clawed crayfish are thought to have […]

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Environment Agency tells water companies to clean up their act and protect the environment from pollution

Environment Agency tells water companies to clean up their act and protect the environment from pollution

Water company efforts to protect the environment were described as ‘simply unacceptable’ in an Environment Agency (EA) report published today (10 July) with only 1 of the major water and […]

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2,000 fish dead in west Wales slurry spill

2,000 fish dead in west Wales slurry spill

More than 2,000 fish have been killed due to a slurry pollution incident in west Wales. Officers have been on site taking samples and conducting fish surveys since the incident […]

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