Thames Water fined record £20m for repeated raw sewage pollution

The largest environmental criminal penalty in UK history has been handed down for systemic management failures at Thames Water

Untreated sewage was discharged from various sites into the river Thames, its tributaries and in one case directly onto the Thames path. Photograph: Environment AgencyThames Water has been fined a record £20m for “systemic” management failures that polluted the Thames and surrounding areas with millions of tonnes of raw sewage.

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