Water firm loses appeal against pollution payout

Anglian Water has lost its appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay compensation to an angling club following a pollution incident that killed hundreds of fish.

In October, deputy district judge Evans ordered the water firm to pay £2,824 towards restocking the river Cam at Huntingdon Magistrates Court in Cambridge, following an incident in July 2013 in which ammonia-rich discharges from Anglian’s Milton sewage works entered the river at Baits Lock over the course of a week. At the time, the EA’s fisheries officer said poor water quality had affected at least 253 fish, including bream.

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