A water company has been fined £1m for polluting the Grand Union canal with sewage from faulty inlet screens at a treatment plant in Hertfordshire.
Improved water quality in a river shows that a £3.5 million project to safeguard Freshwater Pearl Mussels is having a positive impact.
SOUTH West Water has been ordered to pay a record £300,000 fine for allowing poorly treated sewage to pollute a Devon stream – for four months. The verdict comes weeks after South West Water was
Operators of the Stanlow Oil Refinery in Ellesmere Port have been fined almost £500,000. Essar Oil Ltd had pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court to three breaches of their environmental permit from incidents in 2012.
AN innovative treatment works using the natural environment to clean metal-rich water from an abandoned mine has been opened by Water Minister Rory Stewart in Cumbria today.
The Environment Agency is advising people to inspect tanks, pipes and other equipment for leaks, damage and interference once a week, and to arrange for the boiler and tank to be serviced at least once
The Environment Agency is investigating after thousands of fish were found dead on Skitwath Beck near Penruddock in North Cumbria. It’s believed a slurry leak from a nearby farm is the cause.
Recently published statistics from the Environment Agency (Click Here) show that between 2013 and 2014 the number of serious pollution incidents caused by the farming sector increased by 7%.