Severn Trent Water fined £1.5m for illegal sewage discharges

Nearly 360,000 litres of sewage were discharged into one brook

Thames Water fined £4m for 30-hour waterfall of sewage discharge

The incident is believed to have killed approximately 3,000 fish

Environment Agency: ‘Certain water companies fall short of their environmental responsibilities’

Last year saw the second-highest number of serious pollution incidents since 2015, a new report suggests

Work on Iberdrola offshore wind farm stopped over oil leak allegations

The French coast guard agency said a jack-up vessel that was carrying out drilling work for the project declared a 100-litre oil leak

Turkey vows to tackle ‘sea snot’ outbreak

Turkey’s President has pledged to fight against a plague of jelly grey sludge that is spreading along the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul

Chinese official asks Japan’s Deputy PM to take a sip of Fukushima treated water

The call follows the Japanese Government’s decision to release more than one million tonnes of treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean

Cambridge-based biogas firm ordered to pay £42k for water pollution incident

A silage liquor, an ‘extremely harmful’ liquid that is formed when crops are in storage, allegedly leaked into the River Cam

EU commits to slash pesticide use by 50% by 2030 in green agriculture announcement

The announcement comes as part of a new roadmap to make farming and agriculture more sustainable

Italy taken to EU Court over air pollution and wastewater failings

The nitrogen dioxide limit set out under EU legislation had to be met in 2010

New rules for farmers to prevent water pollution

New requirements for farmers in England to improve and protect the quality of water have come into force. Under the rules, it is mandatory for all farmers to maintain good practice to prevent water pollution incidents. Farming-related pollution incidents can harm wildlife in rivers and seas, impact the economy and result in higher bills from […]