Environment Agency

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UK legal group warns of information blackout on sewage discharges
Inquiry into more than 2,000 treatment sites prompts calls for transparency from Environment Agency

Sandra Laville

22, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Swimming in sewage: how can we stop UK water firms dumping human waste in our rivers and seas?
Last week, the companies responsible for polluting our waters were once again let off the hook by the government. But the fightback is growing

Tim Adams

14, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Reservoirs’ role in managing flood risks | Letters
Letters: Dr Mark Roberts says it is vital that the role of existing reservoir infrastructure is included in flood risk reduction. Bob Wolfson highlights the importance of internal drainage boards


07, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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‘All we can do is ask’: how flood defences depend on private owners’ cooperation
Environment Agency can do emergency work if life is at risk, but it’s hard to make landowners in England carry out repairs

Helen Pidd North of England editor

31, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Revealed: a third of England’s vital flood defences are in private hands
Some defences are at risk of failure but private owners cannot be forced to make upgrades

Helen Pidd and Joe Sandler Clarke

31, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Flood risk for parts of UK as heavy rain hits Cumbria and Scotland
Environment agency and Met Office tell swaths of England, Scotland and Wales to brace for more rain

Miranda Bryant

30, Oct, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Homes flooded in Cumbria and agency issues multiple warnings for region
Alert from Environment Agency on continued risk into weekend after heavy rainfall

Helen Pidd and Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

28, Oct, 2021 @10:37 AM

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UK weather: rainstorms to turn to dry conditions by Wednesday
Met Office says Scotland and Northern Ireland could still be hit by storms before the weekend

Tom Ambrose

05, Oct, 2021 @6:52 PM

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‘We feel vindicated’: life by a landfill after vital high court ruling
People living amid toxic fumes hope ruling will force Walleys Quarry to make urgent changes

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

17, Sep, 2021 @3:23 PM

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Watchdog must do more to protect boy, 5, from landfill fumes, court rules
Doctors say Mathew Richards’ life expectancy has been shortened due to exposure to hydrogen sulphide fumes

Jessica Murray

16, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Government failing to stop sewage discharge into English rivers, says charity
Water companies let raw sewage into English waters more than 400,000 times in 2020, Environment Agency data reveals

Sandra Laville

13, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sewage discharge rules eased over fears of chemical shortage
Wastewater plants in England offered waiver because of impact of lorry driver crisis

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

07, Sep, 2021 @4:53 PM

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