Southern Water punished over ‘shocking’ wastewater spills

Southern Water punished over ‘shocking’ wastewater spills

Southern Water has been hit with a record £126m punishment for spills of wastewater into the environment from its sewage plants and for deliberately misreporting its performance. The penalty will see customers get a rebate

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Environment Agency and Herefordshire Council are using satellite technology to target sites where soil water run-off is causing big problems for the environment and the county’s roads.

Environment Agency and Herefordshire Council are using satellite technology to target sites where soil water run-off is causing big problems for the environment and the county’s roads.

Heavy rain in Herefordshire last week led to a number of pollution incidents caused by soil running off into rivers and large quantities of mud washing onto the county’s roads resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

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Pressure on Sepa to tackle pollution in Scotland’s waters

Pressure on Sepa to tackle pollution in Scotland’s waters

SCOTLAND’S environment protection agency has come under fire after shocking levels of plastic pollution were found on beaches in the Firth of Forth. Sepa has been told it is not doing enough to protect humans

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Nottinghamshire farming companies fined £28,000 for pollution that killed fish

Nottinghamshire farming companies fined £28,000 for pollution that killed fish

Two Nottinghamshire farming companies have been fined a total of £28,800 for causing pollution to a pond through the discharge of maize silage effluent from Sutton Grange farm in Sutton-cum-Lound near Retford. The incident also

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Suspected chemical leak in River Wye tributary

Suspected chemical leak in River Wye tributary

A TRIBUTARY of the River Wye turned white in a suspected chemical leak. Around 450 metres of the Login Brook, which flows through Hay-on-Wye, were affected. The incident caused the brook to turn white and

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River Teifi polluted with 120,000 gallon slurry spill

River Teifi polluted with 120,000 gallon slurry spill

A river has been polluted with 120,000 gallons of slurry after an accidental spill at a farm in Pembrokeshire. The slurry has spread to the Afon Dyfan, a tributary of the River Teifi, near Cilgerran.

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Severn Trent Water fined £500K for raw sewage spill

Severn Trent Water fined £500K for raw sewage spill

A water company has been fined £500,000 after thousands of gallons of raw sewage flooded a park in Birmingham. Severn Trent Water said it was “truly sorry” for the spillage in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

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‘The slow death by slurry of the rivers and streams I used to fish’

‘The slow death by slurry of the rivers and streams I used to fish’

Worried Carmarthenshire farmer describes the pollution problem as a ‘catastrophe’ and says solutions are badly needed A farmer who once caught salmon and trout by the dozen fears slurry has slowly suffocated the rivers and

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Pollution incident in Cumbrian river

Pollution incident in Cumbrian river

A river in Cumbria is being investigated by the Environment Agency after it was found to be polluted. The River Mint between Mealbank and Kendal is flowing a browny-red colour due to silt getting washed

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Tests to be carried out after Piranhas found in Yorkshire pond

Tests to be carried out after Piranhas found in Yorkshire pond

Tests are being carried out on two piranhas found dead in a Yorkshire fishing lake. People living in the village of Edlington, near Doncaster, have suggested the notorious fish could be responsible for a decline

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