Two Midlands firms fined over £200,000 for chemical pollution in sewers

A water company has successfully prosecuted two firms which dumped chemicals in the sewer network after detecting increased pollutant levels at treatment plant

Stoke Bardolph sewage treatment works. Photograph: Severn Trent Water
Chemical pollution can force the shutdown of sewage treatment works. Photograph: Severn Trent Water

Severn Trent Water has won two cases against midlands businesses which illegally disposed of chemical waste in its sewer network.

Shropshire-based Euro Quality Lambs (EQL) was fined £100,000 at Worcester Magistrates Court after pleading guilty of releasing phosphorus and ammonia into Severn Trent’s sewers in early 2017.

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