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UK legal group warns of information blackout on sewage discharges

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A legal action group is warning there may be an information blackout on sewage discharges by water companies for years, after the Environment Agency announced an inquiry into more than 2,000 sites. Fish Legal said tha...

US air force discharges 27 service members for refusing Covid vaccine

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The US air force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine, making them what officials believe are the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate. The air force gave its fo...

Severn Trent Water fined £1.5m for illegal sewage discharges

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Water company Severn Trent has been fined £1.5m by a court for illegal sewage discharges from its wastewater treatment plants. The firm was fined for discharges from four sewage treatment works in Worcestershire betwe...

‘Sewage discharges will be routine’: Chichester protests at Tory housing targets

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Around the Tory heartland of Chichester, the government’s promise to build 300,000 homes a year has prompted loyal followers to take to the streets in protest. At first glance it might look like nimbyism, but dig deep...

MPs set to reject move to make water firms cut sewage discharges

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The government is to reject calls to place a legal duty on water companies to reduce raw sewage discharges into rivers. MPs will debate the environmental bill on Wednesday in its final stages through parliament, and c...

Water firm fined £240,000 over County Durham sewage discharges

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A water company has been fined £240,000 after a damaged manhole led to two unauthorised sewage discharges into a stream. Untreated sewage leaked into Coundon Burn in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, aan 13 Maart 2017. A ...