£50,000 fine for Anglian Water

7th August 2014


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Harriet Jenkins

Contaminating a brook in Essex with sewage, which killed around 1,500 fish, has cost Anglian Water £94,751.

crown court fined the company £50,000 and ordered it to pay £44,736 towards the Environment Agency's costs as well as a £15 surcharge.

elates to the breakdown of all three pumps at the Ingrave pumping station near Brentwood in April 2011. Although the site's permit authorises sewage to be discharged to a nearby brook an emergency, it also requires the company to ensure an alert system is operational to notify personnel should problems arise.

icers noted, however, that no emergency overflow alarm was ever generated or received when the discharge of raw sewage from the emergency overflow commenced.


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