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The Jubilee River story - Environment agency fined 7,500 for pollution

The Environment Agency has been prosecuted for the first time after it polluted a river which it was in charge of protecting.

A city angler brought the agency to court in a landmark case over the killing of hundreds of young salmon, trout and other fish.

'This incident should never have happened ' said Judge Jeremy Griggs

After pleading guilty, the Environment Agency was fined 7,500 at Exeter Crown Court and ordered to pay 1,466 costs.

The subcontractor, May Gurney, from Norwich was fined 27,500 and 1,466 costs.


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Environment Agency fined 7,500 for pollution

6/9/05 - Environment Agency launches investigation into fish deaths on Devon river

11/4/06 - Pollution watchdog guilty of river spill (Exeter Express)

26/4/06 - Who pays Environment Agency pollution fine?

17/5/06 - EA fined for pollution (BBC)