Yorkshire Water Fined After Sewage Pipe Bursts

Leeds Crown Court sentenced the business on Tuesday (January 19) after pleading guilty to one charge of causing a water release that was not authorised through an environmental license. The Environment Agency (EA) had brought the prosecution after a contamination incident at Walton Colliery Nature Park in October 2013. In a previous hearing, the court heard that before or on October 5, 2013 a climbing main sewer pipe in Yorkshire Water’s Shay Lane pumping channel burst and raw sewage flowed into Drain Beck, that feeds a fishing lake at Walton…

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