Welsh Water fined £8,000 for two pollution incidents

Welsh Water clocked up two more water pollution convictions in February. Other companies in court recently on water pollution charges include Zeneca, wool processor Haworth Scouring and a British Airways business.

One of Welsh Water's convictions involved the Manorbier sewage treatment works in Pembrokeshire. While work to convert it into a pumping station was under way, an interim discharge consent required the effluent to be disinfected with hypochlorite. The plant discharges only 500 metres upstream of a popular bathing beach.

Because of safety concerns over keeping hypochlorite tanks at the construction site, Welsh Water requested relaxation of

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