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Posted Thu May 8 2008: from Environmental Expert (UK):
British company fined for polluting National Trust beauty spot http://apocadocs.com/s.pl?1210282420
Thames Water was ordered to pay more than 40,000 after admitting destroying the ecology of a high-quality stream and lake after a burst pipe churned raw sewage out onto National Trust land. Thousands of fish, including notable species of brook lamprey, brown trout, bullhead, and native crayfish were left dead as the sewage caused oxygen levels to plummet and ammonia to rocket... "When I first arrived at the Penwood Stream I was struck by the smell of raw sewage. The water had turned a cloudy orange colour and the stream bed was covered in slimy sewage fungus; thousands of fish, including some important and rare species, where dead or in distress, gasping at the surface of the water..." In February 2007 Environment Agency officers were called out after Thames Water reported the same pipe had burst again, just 15 metres from the previous incident.
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The ApocaDocs say:
Gosh, forty thousand pounds -- that's about eighty thousand US dollars. Talk about punitive fines. I'm sure that'll make them think once.

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