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Water quality improving but Environment Agency urges more action

The majority of the UK’s water companies achieved close to or exceeded targets set to improve water quality, according to a new report published by the …

Tesco fined £8 million for petrol pollution incident

Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. The incident, which occurred in July …

Case study: How one utility set up a specialist jetting unit

A £1.2m Yorkshire Water project to establish an in-house Operational Jetting Team is the first of its kind for the utility company. The new team, consisting …

South West Water fined for sewage spill near shellfish beds

South West Water has been ordered to pay £205,000 in fines and costs for discharging sewage into the Fal estuary in Cornwall. The case was brought by the …

Sponge soaks up and releases spilled oil

A new foam material developed at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois appears to offer a major advance in the effort to clean up oil spills near shore …

Record-breaking fine for Thames pollution incident

Thames Water was handed a record-breaking £20.3 million fine on 22 March – the largest ever penalty for a water utility – for releasing large amounts …

Leaked BP report sparks safety fears

A litany of failures in the way BP manages critical safety information may be increasing the risk of accidents at the oil giant’s plants across the world, …

Slurry spill results in £8,000 fine for farmer in Scotland

A renfrewshire farm partnership received a £8,000 fine from SEPA on 7 December, for pollution of the Locher Water on 18 March 2016. The incident involved a …

Emergency shower keeps hazardous materials confined and adapts to climate

Spill containment specialist Empteezy launched a “ground-breaking new emergency shower” at the ADIPEC oil and gas exhibition and conference in Abu …

Tap test gives faster way to confirm safety of oil and gas pipelines

A simple vibration test can help oil and gas companies prevent pipeline spills in a way that is faster and cheaper than conventional methods, according to …




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