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South West Water receives consecutive pollution fines

South West Water receives consecutive pollution fines

Last week, South West Water was ordered to pay over £25,000 in fines over two consecutive days—firstly for discharging poor quality sewage into the Tamar estuary, and secondly for polluting a stream near a popular Cornish tourist beach.

Andrew Blewett of the Environment Agency said the company had received “sufficient advance warning to put the necessary measures in place to prevent these discharges occurring.

These could have included tankering away sewage from this site that only has limited storage capacity.

Its failure to reduce the rising levels of sewage resulted in an avoidable spillage of crude sewage to a high profile bathing beach on a fine summer’s day.”

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