Southern Water gets record £2m fine for polluting Kent beaches

The Environment Agency sought to prosecute Southern Water after its discharged untreated sewage onto Thanet beaches in 2012 and 2014

by Isabella Kaminski
Southern Water’s Margate wastewater pumping station suffered a series of failures in 2012. Photograph: Environment Agency
Southern Water’s Margate wastewater pumping station suffered a series of failures in 2012. Photograph: Environment Agency

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