Thames Water fined £125,000 for bleach spill

Thames Water has received a record fine for killing aquatic life in south London’s river Wandle, after an accidental discharge of a cleaning chemical in 2007.

Thames Water was fined £125,000 on 26 January for a bleach spill that killed thousands of fish along the river Wandle in south-west London (ENDS Report 393, p 17).

ENDS understands the fine is the largest ever levelled against a water company for a single water pollution offence and the second highest for any environmental offence.

In sentencing the firm at Croydon crown court, Ms

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