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Sewage pollution River Tawe

Legal sewage pollution of River Tawe

6th April 2020

Pressure is mounting on Natural Resources Wales and Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to stop raw sewage discharging into the River Tawe near Swansea after heavy rain. Fish Legal is advising the Mond Angling Society whose members fish downstream of a poorly-sited outfall at Trebanos Sewage Treatment Works. The water company’s facility appears to be unable to properly treat sewage in wet weather. Despite being aware of the problem, Natural Resources Wales made only minor variations to the discharge permit in 2018 which allows ‘storm’ sewage to continue polluting one of the few fisheries in South Wales that offers the opportunity for disabled anglers to fish for salmon.

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