Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan has called an article in The Times, headlined Beach sewage inspections to be scaled back, “factually inaccurate and misleading”. He was responding to a request for information from the House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee, on the article’s claims that the Environment Agency has taken a decision […]

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From Environment Agency Sewage discharge equivalent of 2 Olympic sized swimming pools lasting 23 hours killed. Anglian Water has been fined more than half a million pounds. They failed to stop raw sewage being discharged into a river for 23 hours, killing 5,000 fish. Around 6 million litres of raw sewage, the equivalent of more […]

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The Environment Agency published plans to improve the state of waterways in England over the next five years, backed by £5.3bn of funding. The documents were published on 22nd December and there has been extensive coverage and reaction. The EA’s River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) are a legally-binding environmental planning framework setting environmental objectives to tackle the […]

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