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Revealed: How UK Water Companies Are Polluting Britain's Rivers and Beaches


Environment  (tags: corporate greed, world, protection, environment, destruction, ecosystems, humans, green, government, pollution, water )

Cal
- 254 days ago - theguardian.com
Utilities face 'pitiful' fines despite huge profits, with sewage spills cited as causing particular distress



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pam w. (187)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:27 am
Disturbing! Still...the revelation SHOULD be the beginning of the solution.
 

Col N. (56)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:30 am
Perhaps we should consider a return to "Earth Closets," - there are composting toilets on the market now...while expensive at the moment, they would be sure to come down in price if we decided this was the way to go. And no, they don't have to be smelly - we all have to learn how to live greener lives or there is no hope for any of us.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday August 5, 2013, 9:33 am
The same thing is happening here in New Jersey and it's been going on for years. Many of the natural springs, rivers and brooks have become polluted.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Monday August 5, 2013, 10:06 am
I had no idea it has gotten so bad in England; what a disgrace.
 

Arlene Morrison (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 11:34 am
Public utilitues were sold off to the highest bidder and now they have a license to print money for their shareholders whilst doing nothing about leaks pollution or infrastructure!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:11 pm
Thank you.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:12 pm
Thank you.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:27 pm
Good grief! I had no idea.
 

Valerie H. (136)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:38 pm
....shocking news....thank you for sharing this with us.......
 

Lisa Zilli (15)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:43 pm
thanks.
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:54 pm
I hope the people don't get strange illnesses because of greed!
 

James Doeppers (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:11 pm
Thanks
 

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:36 pm
Thanks for sharing, UK water rates are ridiculous per household, so they can afford to fix the problem but that wouldn't make profits..........
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:23 pm
Not surprising that a Mega-Corp in another country is just like the ones here - Greedy and won't take responsibility for its actions. Read with disgudt and Noted. Thank you.
 

Jaime A. (30)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:27 pm
Noted.
 

Birgit W. (135)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:34 pm
Very disturbing that water companies can get away with that.
 

Carol D. (98)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:35 pm
Its disgusting but as usual the British people are the last to find out because they are not told Just like fracking is only just coming in to the news Most people i speak to dont know what it is As the saying goes what the eyes dont see the heart dont grieve over Governments love keeping quiet about things

noted thanks
 

Debbie Tate (17)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:17 pm
Noted!
 

SJ J. (113)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:25 pm
Disgusting and disturbing. Thanks Cal.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:26 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. It's just terrible to know this is happening. I'd think it might be an embarrassment to a country that its once pristine bodies of water are ugly & polluted now. This is happening in many countries. As others have commented, greed is the motivating factor above all else. Those who pollute should be fined much higher fees, and should be made to continue paying until all their mess is fully cleaned up. There should definitely be better regulations and overseers. The Power of the People should spread and protest.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:59 pm
Well, how ome they're LETTING them pollute? Why don't the Brits speak up and end this atrocity? The big companies will do exactly as they please as long as they're not stopped by the citizens of a given country.. People like this makee me thoroughly disgusted with the human race. They will not rise up and FIGHT! So the polluters WIN. Disgusting.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday August 5, 2013, 11:37 pm
I too hope that these evil ones pay for their greed in more ways than one. Thanks Cal
 

Inge Bjorkman (98)
Monday August 5, 2013, 11:50 pm
Noted

Love
 

John S. (294)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 3:11 am
I don#t drink tap water here, they might be poluting me.
 

Lona Goudswaard (60)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 4:08 am
Disgusting on many levels.
 

John Gregoire (248)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 5:04 am
since medieval times, the UK has devastated its island.
 

s M. (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 5:18 am
Is this the amount/depth of integrity these companies have?! What integrity can we then expect in regard to fracking water waste?

I can reassure John S and others that in UK
drinking water (tap water) totally safe to drink. By using bottled water you are promoting corporate profits of likes of Nestle who 'take' water from India now America/Canada ... and profits of Oil for the plastic bottle // then create pollution by disposal of non-degrading plastic.
 

Carol J. (15)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 5:56 am
Noted -yet again with sadness..
 

Peggy A. (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:54 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Maria S. (103)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 2:08 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting.
 

Madhu Pillai (21)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 2:15 pm
Noted
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 1:06 pm
More bad news... Do we need more?
 
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