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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
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)