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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 …

WWEM 2016 lab conference focuses on priority pollutants

Laboratory analysts from around the world will congregate in Telford (UK) on 2nd and 3rd November to focus on the testing, monitoring and analysis of water, …

EA document appraises water firms’ environmental performance in 2015

The EA has released its 2015 summary of water and sewage companies’ environmental performance, offering a rundown of firms’ adherence to criteria such as …

Severn Trent Water fined £426,000 for repeated raw sewage leaks in to the Shire Brook

Pollution incidents occurred on three separate occasions On 21 July 2016, at Nottingham Crown Court, Severn Trent Water Limited was fined £426,000, ordered to …

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