Raw sewage dumped into rivers and seas ‘at least 200,000 times’ in 2019

Water firms discharged raw sewage into England’s water bodies at least 200,000 times last year, according to an investigation, but the true figure is likely to be much higher and the real picture much worse.

by Rachel Salvidge
Wastewater entering a river from a CSO. Photograph: Robert Brookl/Science Photo Library/Getty Images
Wastewater entering a river from a CSO. Photograph: Robert Brookl/Science Photo Library/Getty Images

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