United Kingdom: Water companies withholding sewage data nearly 2,000 outfalls

Guardian: Details of nearly 2,000 sewage outfalls are being withheld by water companies, according to anglers’ legal organisation Fish Legal. A freedom of information (FOI) request by Fish Legal revealed that the frequency and contents of 1,968 sewage outfalls remain unknown to the Environment Agency (EA). As a result the discharges cannot be properly regulated. During the privatisation of the water industry in 1989, several thousand outfalls were given temporary deemed consent (TDC) because no legal permits......

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