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David Levene The number of serious incidents of pollution in the water sector almost doubled last year, a report by the Environment Agency showed on Thursday.
Overall, serious industrial pollution incidents across all sectors including industry, water, waste and farming fell slightly to in But in the water industry the number of pollution incidents rose from 65 in to in Most occurred within the sewer and water network and just 19 took place at sites which require environmental permits to operate, such as sewage treatment works, the report said.
The Environment Agency suggested some of the increase was due to a rise in incidents which were reported by the water companies themselves, but self-reporting increased only slightly last year. An agency spokesman said: Pollution such as waste fires and uncontrolled releases from industry or of sewage can pose a risk to life, destroy habitats, affect drinking water supplies and prevent people from using and enjoying their local environment, the Environment Agency said.
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