Sewage spill reduction plan ‘loophole’ could exclude 600 overflows discharging into non-bathing coastal waters, warns NGO

DEFRA’s plan to reduce sewage spills will not prevent water companies from redirecting sewage from inland storm overflows to 600 “uncontrolled” spill points on the coast and estuaries, which could discharge directly into marine protected areas, warn campaigners.

by Tess Colley

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