Raw sewage dumped in rivers near Tetbury and Fairford

Raw sewage dumped in rivers near Tetbury and Fairford

Raw sewage was dumped in county rivers “hundreds of times” last year and one is “overrun with fungus”, a councillor has claimed. Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrat leader Paul Hodgkinson said one river which flows through the

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Salmon fishery board chiefs have called for “urgent action” after raw sewage once again spilled into a West Lothian river, heightening concerns about the impact on wildlife and river users.

Salmon fishery board chiefs have called for “urgent action” after raw sewage once again spilled into a West Lothian river, heightening concerns about the impact on wildlife and river users.

Heavy rain on Thursday combined with a blockage at the East Calder Waste Water Treatment Works meant plant operator Veolia had to free up capacity by releasing some wastewater into the River Almond. SEPA says

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Falling oxygen levels are causing ‘fish kills’ in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Falling oxygen levels are causing ‘fish kills’ in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

ANGLERS, being allowed back once again to fish along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Craven following a relaxing of Government guidance during the coronavirus lockdown, are being asked to report incidents of fish distress

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Coronavirus lockdown: Inspectors called to 20 water pollutions ‘from DIY’

Coronavirus lockdown: Inspectors called to 20 water pollutions ‘from DIY’

Inspectors have been called out to 20 incidents of water pollution caused by lockdown DIY in recent weeks. Staff from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency have investigated incidents caused by waste water linked to painting

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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. The plans will be published

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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 water of Bughtlin Burn and

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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 to extract up to eight

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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 outside Swansea in July last

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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 the Smethwick Hall Park earlier

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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 Ltd from Great Mitton, near

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