Environment Agency

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England and Wales’s broken water system can be fixed – here’s what to do first | Dieter Helm
The water companies and regulators must act, alongside changing consumer behaviour and tackling pollution at source, says Dieter Helm, former chair of the Natural Capital Committee

Dieter Helm

02, Dec, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Water company fines in England to be used for environmental improvements
Minister confirms pollution penalties will be ringfenced for environment rather than going to Treasury

Sandra Laville

30, Nov, 2022 @10:19 AM

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Lack of investment could leave 600,000 English properties at risk of flooding
Number of homes at high risk likely to almost double by 2055, warns report by infrastructure commission

Helena Horton Environment reporter

29, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Water companies dumping sewage during dry weather, SAS report finds
Report exposes scale of human waste discharges into UK waters, including potentially illegal ‘dry spills’

Helena Horton Environment reporter

24, Nov, 2022 @4:00 AM

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South Yorkshire village endures seventh week of toxic smoke from industrial fire
Waste stored in Kiveton Park building caught fire in September and is proving difficult to extinguish

Robyn Vinter

11, Nov, 2022 @5:42 PM

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Environment Agency has ‘no idea’ how much water is taken, says whistleblower
Exclusive: most extraction points for rivers and groundwater not metered, so government relies on users’ honesty

Rachel Salvidge

11, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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NHS, Royal Mail, rail: how will winter strikes affect the UK?
Disputes over pay and conditions are widespread, with workers across the country participating in industrial action

Ben Quinn

09, Nov, 2022 @6:10 PM

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Ministers have no idea how many beaches in England shut due to sewage
Government admits information not kept on closures, as annual report also reveals no progress been made on river water quality

Helena Horton

06, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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EA head signals desire to change rule that exposes extent of river pollution
Environment Agency’s James Bevan says he wants to change law that provides tough water testing regime

Sandra Laville

03, Nov, 2022 @12:38 PM

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UK government’s approach to waste crime ‘close to decriminalisation’
Commons report finds organised criminals view illegal dumping fines as business expense and there is no coherent plan

Helena Horton Environment reporter

19, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Hot air’: plans to crack down on UK water polluters dismissed as toothless
Exclusive: critics say stripped-down Environment Agency has not levied a fine in 12 years so no point to higher cap

Rachel Salvidge

15, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Environment Agency knew sewage was being dumped into rivers years ago, leak reveals
Exclusive: Revelation comes after agency’s chair told MPs in May the practice had only recently come to light

Rachel Salvidge

01, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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