Why calls for the pollution penalties system to be overhauled are growing

Campaigners – and the chair of the Environment Agency – believe that the size of financial penalties need to be significantly increased in order to prevent large firms from polluting in the future. Wil Crisp reports

by Wil Crisp
Sewage: campaigners say that the size of fines for repeat pollution offenders should be significantly increased (Photograph: Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images)
Sewage: campaigners say that the size of fines for repeat pollution offenders should be significantly increased (Photograph: Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images)

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