£250m water pollution fines ‘still on the table’

Government is still pursuing hefty fines of up to £250 million as a deterrent to polluters, Therese Coffey confirmed. The Defra secretary demanded detailed plans on how water and sewerage companies intend to address each combined sewer overflow in their region as the sector works to minimise the risk of harm from discharges.

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