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  • by Trevor Loveday

Anglian pays out £100,000 to charity under enforcement following two fish-poisoning incidents

Anglian Water has paid out £100,000 to two environmental charities after breaching the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act in two 2016 pollution incidents caused by burst water mains discharging water contaminated with sediment.

The first took place in May at Billing Brook, Northampton and the second in July at Willow Brook, Corby. Environment Agency officers found that Anglian Water had discharged “matter or effluent that is poisonous or injurious to fish, spawn, spawning areas or food of fish.”


The company submitted an Enforcement Undertaking in which it proposed to ensure similar incidents would not happen again and offered to pay £100,000 to charity. The Environment Agency decided to accept the Enforcement Undertaking. The company also agreed to pay the Environment Agency’s costs.


Anglian Water offered to pay £50,000 to The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and £50,000 to Growing Together Northampton.

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