New water fine - total payout £49,151

A spill of lime slurry through a surface water drain at Welsh Water’s Felindre water treatment works near Swansea in 2019 bpolluted the river Lliw, killing 500 fish.

Sector: Water

Total payout: £49,151

Type: Prosecution

Date: August 2019

Location: Wales

Offender: Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Description of offence: Releasing poisonous, noxious or polluting matter into the river, contrary to regulations 12(1)(b), 38(1) and 39 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, and to causing the water to be poisonous or injurious to fish, contrary to section 4(1) of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975.

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