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Continuing Sewage Pollution of Beaches

From the many Combined Sewage Outfalls that have not been updated since their installation in Victorian times despite far higher population discharges.

EC to take the UK to Court over Waste Water Directive 91/271/EEC

The European Commission has today decided to take the United Kingdom to the European Court of Justice over non-compliance with EU environment legislation. The Commission is concerned that the urban waste water collecting systems and treatment facilities in London and Whitburn in North East England are inadequate and a threat to human health.

MARINET member explains storm sewage problem at Whitburn

from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) being used by Northumbrian Water to avoid the building of properly sized rainwater and foul water sewers, and adequate sewage treatment works.

Press Release – British Bathing Waters

UK Government concealing serious health risks.

A Response to DEFRA

Here is MARINET’s correspondence with DEFRA concerning ‘Bathing Water Newsletter’ detailing the implementation of the forthcoming revised 2006/7/EC Bathing Waters Directive.

UK Infringement on Bathing Waters

The story of our work with the Urban Waste Water Directive

Wastewater and Sewage Treatment

The reasoning, the methodology, terminology and results

Blue Flags, Blue Flag look-alikes and Jolly Rogers

Just what do those blue flags mean?