'Reckless failure': Thames Water hit with £3.3m fine over Gatwick river pollution

Michael Holder
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The incident in 2017 killed thousands of fish | Credit: Environment Agency
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The incident in 2017 killed thousands of fish | Credit: Environment Agency

Raw sewage pumped into the Gatwick Stream and River Mole in East Sussex is thought to have killed thousands of fish

Thames Water has been hit with a £3.34m fine after admitting it pumped millions of litres of raw sewage into two rivers near Gatwick in 2017, a move that was today branded as a "reckless failure" in operations...

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