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Untreated sewage has become seen by the public as the biggest cause of river pollution ahead of other contributors such as litter, fly-tipping and commercial waste, according to a new report by CCW. The consumer watchdog said its research found an increasing public awareness of the issue from media reports and urged sewerage companies to do more to inform billpayers what they are doing to address the problem.
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Phil Beecher, president and CEO of Wi-SUN Alliance, discusses findings from the group’s recent ‘Journey to IoT Maturity’ report and which drivers can help utility firms harness the potential of IoT.
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Finding ways to tackle the diffuse pollution from agricultural runoff that causes ecological damage to waterways and their biodiversity will be a key focus for the newly constituted Office for Environmental Protection, its chair has said.
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National Grid has installed overhead wires onto the first of its redesigned pylons as part of a £900m connection project carrying low carbon electricity from Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.
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Anglian has begun adding mesh screens in its rivers to protect critically endangered European eels that have had their spawning routes disrupted by modern river structures and can be drawn into abstraction pipes. The company will spend £8 million helping the eels as part of its WINEP investment
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