Anglian Water has been ordered to pay £156,000 for sewage pollution. The court found that negligence and a lack of maintenance were to blame for the pollution of a Northamptonshire brook. The pollution occurred over 2 days in August 2016, when at least a kilometre and a half of Grendon Brook was contaminated with sewage. […]

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Letter to The Times from Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of Environment Agency Response from the Chair to The Times’ article “Toothless Environment Agency lets farmers pollute rivers”, 17 August. PROTECTING OUR RIVERS AND STREAMS Your latest attack on the Environment Agency (“Toothless Environment Agency lets farmers pollute rivers”, 17 August) is another misleading mix of […]

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Environment Agency tells water companies to clean up their act and protect the environment from pollution. Water company efforts to protect the environment were described as ‘simply unacceptable’ in an Environment Agency (EA) report published today (10 July) with only 1 of the major water and sewage companies in England performing at the level expected. […]

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Sir James Bevan warns companies to improve their pollution performance Environment Agency (EA) Chief Executive Sir James Bevan has warned water companies to improve their pollution performance, saying: “If companies cannot operate without damaging the environment, they will rightly lose their social licence to operate.”  Bevan, in a speech at the Water Industry Forum in Birmingham, said the […]

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