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Greens slam Welsh Water’s illegal sewage dump

  • “This complacency by the government is why we need Green Party voices in the Senedd”

Residents in Monmouthshire are shocked at BBC Panorama’s revelations that Welsh Water have illegally dumped untreated sewage into the River Usk on 12 consecutive days in December.

The Usk is supposed to be a protected river, as it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. The Rivers Trust advises people not to enter the water immediately downstream of where treated sewage is released, and to avoid the overflow areas, especially after wet weather.

“This is completely unacceptable” responded Ian Chandler, the Green Party’s Senedd candidate for Monmouth. “The Welsh Government and Welsh Water must do much better to protect the health of swimmers, wildlife and local communities along the river. This complacency by the government is why we need Green Party voices in the Senedd”.


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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56721660

For more information, contact Lauren James, lauren.james@greenparty.org.uk, 07825 699 023

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