Water Pollution

Ministers allocate €500m  to clean up livestock farming

Ministers allocate €500m to clean up livestock farming

Ministers plan to allocate some €500m to buy out farmers who want to quit and to help livestock farmers make their operations more sustainable, news website Nu.nl said on Tuesday. […]

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Anger as bungling builders at Cammo Estate turn Edinburgh beauty spot burn brown

Anger as bungling builders at Cammo Estate turn Edinburgh beauty spot burn brown

SEPA called in amid drainage problems at site BUNGLING builders have been slammed after their botched drainage system turned a beauty spot’s burn brown. Dog-walker Nick Benge spotted the filthy […]

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Decision over proposed quarry postponed amid fears of drinking water pollution

Decision over proposed quarry postponed amid fears of drinking water pollution

A decision on whether a quarry should be allowed on the site of a former aerodrome has been postponed amid fears of water pollution. Brett Aggregates has drawn up plans […]

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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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