Wessex Water pays for polluting nature reserve
Wessex Water offered to pay an enforcement undertaking of £35,000 towards environmental improvements at Stoborough Heath nature reserve after a sewer main burst in January 2018, polluting a surface water ditch.Stoborough Heath is a National Nature Reserve owned and managed by the RSPB and Natural England. It has numerous water-filled ditches that are rich in plant and animal life. The pollution had a sever
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