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    Thames Water are just a few days from being landed with what will be the biggest fine they have ever received, this is in relation to the releasing of 1.4 billion litres of raw sewage into river systems.

    After the court heard that Thames's record fine for pollution was £1 million paid in January 2016, Judge Sheridan said: "The fine in this case is certainly in excess of that."

    Time after time this water company has failed to protect the environment and yet the Wangling Trust still take money from them in the form of sponsorship for their riverfest matches. How much longer will these self appointed guardians of angling keep taking this money? their reason "because there was no one else"

    Oh but that's ok because we are launching operation clampdown doing the EAs job Angling Trust more like angling disgrace, they should be ashamed but they are not they are only interested in press releases their own comfortable lucrative and seemingly safe positions within this unelected group who continue to pontificate about what they do for angling.................. well how about not taking money from Thames Water any more?????

    Rant over (perhaps)
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    Well said crow. Nice one mate.

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    Out of ignorance, where does the 'fine' money go to.? Will there be compensation to help restore the affected river systems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrow View Post
    Thames Water are just a few days from being landed with what will be the biggest fine they have ever received, this is in relation to the releasing of 1.4 billion litres of raw sewage into river systems.

    After the court heard that Thames's record fine for pollution was £1 million paid in January 2016, Judge Sheridan said: "The fine in this case is certainly in excess of that."

    Time after time this water company has failed to protect the environment and yet the Wangling Trust still take money from them in the form of sponsorship for their riverfest matches. How much longer will these self appointed guardians of angling keep taking this money? their reason "because there was no one else"

    Oh but that's ok because we are launching operation clampdown doing the EAs job Angling Trust more like angling disgrace, they should be ashamed but they are not they are only interested in press releases their own comfortable lucrative and seemingly safe positions within this unelected group who continue to pontificate about what they do for angling.................. well how about not taking money from Thames Water any more?????

    Rant over (perhaps)
    Well I truly think that you've hit the nail on the head with that one Crow, well said mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassey View Post
    Out of ignorance, where does the 'fine' money go to.? Will there be compensation to help restore the affected river systems?
    It will go wherever any fines go the government? who will pay for it is more pertinent, that's the whole environment.
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    Until water companies are fined yearly until the water course affected is restored to it's original biomass then these incidents will still occur.

    This is the 21st century we really shouldn't be letting sewerage enter river systems should we ffs. Those who compromise the environment to the extent of totally killing a water should hang their heads in shame, sure go back to your big houses, your share dividends, your wonderfully 'educated' kids and your nice car but hang your head again, we're all going to be carbon again sometime so what excatly is the point!

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    I assume the water company recovers the fine from the water rate so really it's you and me that has been fined for the fat cats not doing their job, it should be the directors that are fined personally not the company.

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    Foreign owned companies, like Thames Water are happy to take out money to enrich themselves.

    It will end up as an operating cost weighed against tax.
    We sold off too many assets. If you looked you would be amazed how many Water /Energy suppliers are owned by overseas companies without home based responsibilities.

    As Crow says. Where's the ethics in AT being sponsored by a major polluter. And having people who do consultancy work for TW. You couldn't make it up.

    Maybe we should ask Rod Sturdy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagalout View Post
    I assume the water company recovers the fine from the water rate so really it's you and me that has been fined for the fat cats not doing their job, it should be the directors that are fined personally not the company.
    Correct Mr Lout!

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    The decision will be handed down on Tuesday next week at the earliest by Judge Sheridan.

    The current "record" finestands at £2 million issued in January 2016, although that was for a sigle incident.

    The current case concerns 6 incidents and the Judge did make a comment that any fine should be born by the share holders and not the users. While that is a fine ideal it is also one that is probably impossible to institute.

    Even though Thames Water have held their hands up and admitted liability you can expect the obvious eventual appeal against the size of the fine.

    A sizable fine is one thing, but what is actually needed, in fact essential, is a complete revamp of the old facilities and replacements of old plants with new, and with enough spare capacity to cover these rare instances where release into the water courses is the only alternative.
    Last edited by Peter Jacobs; 19-03-2017 at 12:50.

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