• Thames Water admits to polluting river

Water/Wastewater

Thames Water admits to polluting river

Jan 27 2009

Thames Water has pleaded guilty to releasing a cocktail of pollutants into England's River Wandle, it has emerged.

As a result of the company spilling strong chlorine into the waterway, thousands of fish were killed and the organisation was fined a total of £125,000.

The Environment Agency and local anglers worked for three days to move two tonnes of dead of fish from the river.

"For many years individuals and organisations [..] have achieved great improvements to water quality and aquatic life in the Wandle. This incident is a major set back to all their hard work," stated environment officer Peter Ehmann.

In other water-related news, a writer for the JoongDaily claimed that South Korean authorities must do more to guard the Nakdong River, as it remains a source of drinking water for many but is not yet protected by anti-pollution regulations.

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