Top of the Poops in the Media

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The Times

Bosses of polluting water companies face ban on bonuses

Feb 11, 2024

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The Times

Clean It Up campaign one year on: what progress has been made?

Feb 11, 2024

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Verso

Talking shit

Sep 26, 2023

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Dorset Eye

Wimborne’s First Ever Human Poo Chain - Dorset Eye

Sep 4, 2023

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Thames21

Combined sewer overflows, explained - Thames21

Aug 9, 2023

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the Guardian

Yorkshire Water ad ridiculed over clips of Herefordshire and Russian bar

Jul 26, 2023

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Yorkshire Bylines

Profits over pollution: why Britain is losing its battle to save its rivers

May 30, 2023

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Bradford District Green Party

Yorkshire Water should be apologising for higher bills

May 30, 2023

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Birkenhead News

New Brighton coastal bathing area most polluted in country

May 18, 2023

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BBC News

Yorkshire Water boss apologises for sewage discharges into rivers

May 18, 2023

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BBC News

Yorkshire Water boss declines bonus after criticism

May 18, 2023

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BBC News

Yorkshire Water boss declines bonus after criticism

May 18, 2023

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West England Bylines

Sewage Watch – Our polluted rivers and beaches - Week 3

Apr 28, 2023

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inews.co.uk

12 tips on how to wild swim in rivers and cut risk of getting sick from pollution

Apr 22, 2023

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West Somerset Free Press

Hundreds of sewage dumps in river Tone revealed

Apr 12, 2023

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The Bolton News

United Utilities: Bolton areas are top 2 for sewage in waterways

Apr 11, 2023

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Cambrian News

Ceredigion river and sea pollution among worst in Wales and England

Apr 10, 2023

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The Guardian

Ministers treating coastal areas like ‘open sewers’, says Labour

Apr 6, 2023

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Manchester Evening News

'It's covered in human waste' - MPs fume over state of south Manchester river

Apr 6, 2023

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The Mirror

New sewage scandal as data shows waste is dumped on to coast every three minutes

Apr 5, 2023

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The Times

Sewage discharged in coastal areas for one million hours in 2022

Apr 5, 2023

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Cambrian News

Alarm as regional levels of sewage pollution among worst in England and Wales

Apr 3, 2023

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Bylines Cymru

Welsh rivers see some of the worst sewage dumping in the UK

Apr 3, 2023

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West Wales Chronicle

West Wales’ Rivers Are Some Of The Most Sewage Filled In The UK

Apr 3, 2023

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The Mirror

Brits warned to avoid 83 beaches across country after sewage leaks including 'UK's best' - Mirror Online

Mar 15, 2023

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BBC News

Rhyl seawater quality 'sufficient', despite sewage listing

Mar 1, 2023

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i News

UK rivers: 20 waterways at high risk from wildlife-killing pollution, from sewage to chemicals

Feb 27, 2023

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BBC News

Yorkshire rivers among worst for sewage discharge, figures show

Feb 23, 2023

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ITV News

Rhyl and Morfa Nefyn among the worst areas for sewage pollution

Feb 23, 2023

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The Cardiffian

Chicken poo and sanitary towels: The 'diabolical' state of Wales' polluted rivers left for volunteers to clean up - The Cardiffian

Feb 22, 2023

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The Star

Sheffield pollution: More than 2,000 sewage 'incidents' recorded on River Don

Feb 21, 2023

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CJS News

"Wet wipes, condoms and a chemical cocktail": Pollution in the River Taff - CJS News

Feb 21, 2023

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Birmingham Live

Top of the poops - Beloved Midlands river pumped with more sewage than any other

Feb 20, 2023

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Time Out

Revealed: these are the 20 most polluted rivers in the UK

Feb 20, 2023

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Wales Online

Welsh rivers pumped with sewage named among UK's most polluted

Feb 19, 2023

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Stoke-on-Trent Live

'Top of the poops' - River Trent named among most polluted in England

Feb 18, 2023

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Yorkshire Live

Two filthy rivers pumped with fetid sewage by Yorkshire Water more than 8,000 times

Feb 17, 2023

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The Mirror

UK's 20 most polluted rivers revealed in Top of the Poops league table

Feb 16, 2023

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inews

Only 6% of Britain’s rivers on course to be healthy by 2027 as UK’s firms pump more raw sewage

Feb 10, 2023

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nation.cymru

Sewage dumped on Wales’ Blue Flag beaches 579 times, say Welsh Lib-Dems

Nov 28, 2022

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Wales Online

The worst places for raw sewage being dumped into rivers and seas in Wales

Nov 25, 2022

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Surfers Against Sewage

Water Quality Report 2022

Oct 30, 2022

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Kenilworth Nub News

'Enough is enough' local MP calls for action on sewage discharge into local rivers

Sep 13, 2022

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Advertiser and Times

New Forest West climbs sewage dumping league table

Sep 6, 2022

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Central Bylines

Sewage central: how our region is being affected by the water scandal

Aug 30, 2022

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The Stray Ferret

Andrew Jones MP hits back over sewage vote - The Stray Ferret

Aug 27, 2022

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Lynn News

Sewage dumped into West Norfolk rivers by Anglian Water more than 1,000 times in 2021

Aug 26, 2022

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Chronicle Live

Chi Onwurah slams Government after data reveals hundreds of sewage dumps have polluted Newcastle's waterways

Aug 26, 2022

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V2 Radio Sussex

Chichester the worst affected area in West Sussex for sewage waste

Aug 22, 2022

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GreenMatters

U.K. Water Companies Discharged Scary Amounts of Raw Sewage Into Water in 2021

May 2, 2022

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The Guardian

Raw sewage ‘pumped into English bathing waters 25,000 times in 2021’

May 2, 2022

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BBC News

Protests over water firms dumping sewage in rivers

Apr 23, 2022

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The New Statesman

Mapped: Sewage dumps and spills in England and Wales

Apr 1, 2022

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The Independent

Shellfish areas polluted by sewage tens of thousands of times last year

Nov 25, 2021

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Data Sources & Accuracy

EDM (Event Duration Monitoring) data and Consented Discharges to Controlled Waters with Conditions from Environment Agency & Data Map Wales

Experimental derived data from Thames Water API, Some data may be missing or inaccurate. This uses Environment Agency rainfall data from the real-time data API (Beta) - Rainfall data is delayed by up to two days.

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