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Title: Water pollution incidents in England and Wales 1991 : report of the National Rivers Authority
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This report is the second annual analysis of pollution incident statistics in England and Wales prepared by the NRA. Summary statistics are provided on substantiated pollution incidents that occurred in 1991, including commentary on court actions that took place in respect of these pollution events. A total of 29,372 pollution incidents were reported to the NRA in 1991, of which 22,469 were subsequently substantiated. 386 of the latter were classified as major under the NRA incident classification system. Of those substantiated incidents classified by pollution source, sewage related and oil pollution incidents were the most common, with those from farms and industry accounting for around 13 per cent each. Nevertheless, the number of oil pollution incidents has decreased slightly whilst those from sewage and water industry related sources have continued to increase since 1990. A total of 347 incidents that occurred in 1991 were successfully prosecuted by the NRA, and a further 119 incidents were still to be brought to court as of the 1st April 1992.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water pollutionIndustrial pollutionWaste disposalAgricultural pollutionWater qualityStatistics
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 40
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4103
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