Water company fined £4m for ‘catastrophic’ sewage leak
Thames Water has been fined £4m after untreated sewage escaped from sewers below London into a park and a river.The court heard how dozens of high-priority alarms would have told staff about the incident but were either missed or ignored, leading to pollution of a popular park, a woodland and the Hogsmill River
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