Glastonbury Festival fined for human sewage pollution

A massive escape of untreated sewage and leaks from long-drop toilets have led to two fines for the organisers of Glastonbury music festival

More than four kilometres of the Whitelake River in Somerset were polluted after 20,000 gallons of untreated sewage caused pollution at Glastonbury. Photograph: Anthony Brown/123RFThe organisers of one of the world’s largest music festivals have been ordered to pay fines and costs to the tune of £31,000 for pollution offences involving human sewage.

Glastonbury Festival Ltd was sentenced at Bristol Magistrates Court on 24 May for offences that took place during its 2014 event.

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