South West Water fined £300,000 after polluting a Devon stream with sewage

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

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Stanlow Oil Refinery operators fined almost £500,000 for breaching environmental rules

Stanlow Oil Refinery operators fined almost £500,000 for breaching environmental rules

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.

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Stanlow refinery operator admits pollution breaches

The company that runs Stanlow oil refinery has admitted pollution breaches at the installation near Chester.

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Metal Mine Water Treatment Scheme Opens  in the Lake District

Metal Mine Water Treatment Scheme Opens in the Lake District

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.

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National Resources Wales clean up following oil spill

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has taken action to tackle oil pollution in a stream in West Wales.

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Residents Urged to Check their Oil Tank and Boiler Before Winter

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

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Large Number of Fish Killed Following Slurry Spill, North Cumbria

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.

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Environment Agency Statistics show increase in farming related pollution incidents

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%.

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NFU hits back as legal battle looms on water pollution claims

The NFU has hit back at campaign groups that are taking legal action against the government to force it to introduce tougher laws on farm pollution. 

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Government Accused of Failing to Protect Waterways from Farm Pollution

Conservationists and angling organisations have joined together in a legal challenge, accusing the government of failing to protect some of England’s “most precious rivers” from agricultural pollution.

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