£15,000 fine for toxic chemical spill
Utilities company South West Water has been fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 in costs after a corrosive chemical from one of its sewage works leaked into the East Looe River in CornwallIn August 2010, the company informed the Environment Agency that a damaged pipe at its Lodge Hill works had spilled aluminium chloride, which is toxic to fish. Later the firm discovered that, owing to
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