Fines Monitor: The largest environmental penalties of 2018

Thames Water is again at the top of ENDS’ ten greatest payouts for environmental offences last year

Swanage Bay
Wessex Water polluted scenic Swanage Bay with partially-treated sewage

The swingeing £2m fine imposed against Thames Water for a relatively limited - but readily preventable - sewage discharge in Oxfordshire has taken the prize of last year’s biggest court payout or civil sanction.

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