Norfolk farm pollution leads to £23,000 penalty

Norfolk farm pollution leads to £23,000 penalty

Liquid organic waste from vegetable processing plants polluted watercourses after it was spread on a farm in Norfolk without authorisation, a court heard.

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Northern Ireland Water fined £80,000 for pollution

Northern Ireland Water fined £80,000 for pollution

The company was fined £60k in respect of two separate discharges from a sewage treatment works at Killinchy, County Down in 2017. It was also fined £20,000 for a fish kill near Castlewellan in 2016

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Environment Agency calls for action on water efficiency

Environment Agency calls for action on water efficiency

Rivers and wildlife could be left without sufficient water unless action is taken to reduce water use and wastage, according to an Environment Agency report published today.

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Developing an effective water treatment plan to prevent water pollution

Developing an effective water treatment plan to prevent water pollution

At the present time businesses, govements, conservation bodies and members of the public are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about the environmental impacts associated with the discharge of silty (sediment rich) waters into our inland

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Action demanded on Lough Sheelin pollution

Action demanded on Lough Sheelin pollution

A serious algae bloom has developed on Lough Sheelin, resulting in a deterioration in water clarity and quality and health concerns over the consumption of fish caught in the lake. The Lough Sheelin Trout Protection

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Significant fine for water company following hazardous chemical leak

Significant fine for water company following hazardous chemical leak

Severn Trent Water has been fined £350,000 for polluting the River Amber in an incident that left tens of thousands of fish dead.

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British river has worst recorded microplastic pollution in the world, study finds

British river has worst recorded microplastic pollution in the world, study finds

A British river has the worst microplastic pollution in the world, researchers have found, with levels even greater than hugely built-up areas such as in South Korea and Hong Kong.

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Welsh-first as captive-bred crayfish reproduce in the wild

Welsh-first as captive-bred crayfish reproduce in the wild

A Welsh conservation programme to save a highly endangered species is celebrating a major milestone after a captive-bred population has successfully spawned in the wild for the first time.

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Wales’ farm pollution action ‘absolutely useless’

Wales’ farm pollution action ‘absolutely useless’

A complaint has been made to the European Commission about the Welsh Government’s handling of agricultural pollution.

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