Archive for the 'water' Category

Court rejects fluoride challenge – The Independent

“A local health authority’s plans for the fluoridation of a city’s tap water was not unlawful, the High Court ruled today.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Criminal inquiry into Eastbourne lake sewage leak – BBC News

“A criminal investigation is under way following a major sewage leak which threatened fish at an East Sussex lake.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Clay company fined for polluting Dartmoor stream – BBC News

“A clay company has been fined for polluting a stream on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Flood and Water Management Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Wallis v Bristol Water Plc – WLR Daily

Wallis v Bristol Water Plc [2009] WLR (D) 362

“For a water undertaker to prove that a water fitting had been connected by a person in such a manner that it was ‘likely to cause contamination’ of water supplied by the water undertaker pursuant to reg 3(2) of the Water Supply (Water Fittings ) Regulations 1999 the water undertaker had to show that there was a real possibility that the manner of connection of the water fitting would cause contamination.”

WLR Daily, 14th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Barratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water) – WLR Daily

Barratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water) [2009] UKSC 13; [2009] WLR (D) 360

“S 106 of the Water Industry Act 1991 gave a property developer a right to connect its private sewer to the public sewer at a point of its choosing even though such a connection would overload the capacity of the sewer as it currently existed.”

WLR Daily, 11th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Meat firm fined over beck spill – BBC News

“A meat processing company in Lincolnshire has been fined £10,000 after ammonia escaped into a stream and killed 100 fish.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Poison coroner slams government – BBC News

“A coroner has criticised the government after he was forced to adjourn an inquest involving a major water poisoning incident.”

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BBC News, 5th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v RL and JF – WLR Daily

R v RL and JF [2008] EWCA Crim 1970; [2008] WLR (D) 299

“A prosecution for the strict liability offence of causing polluting matter to enter controlled waters could be brought against either a club, as an unincorporated association, in its own name or against individual members.”

WLR Daily, 2nd September 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Ofwat confirms record £20.3m Southern Water fine – The Guardian

“The owners of Southern Water are £20.3m worse off today after water industry regulator Ofwat confirmed that it has hit the company with its biggest ever fine.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Coroner calls in police over fears of a cover-up on toxic water – The Times

“Police have been ordered to investigate claims that Britain’s worst water contamination was the subject of a cover-up.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Changes to hosepipe bans unveiled – BBC News

“Householders in England and Wales may be unable to wash windows during a drought under plans to be announced by the government.”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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