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

by Isabella Kaminski
Untreated sewage was discharged from various sites into the river Thames, its tributaries and in one case directly onto the Thames path. Photograph: Environment Agency
Untreated sewage was discharged from various sites into the river Thames, its tributaries and in one case directly onto the Thames path. Photograph: Environment Agency

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