Policy paper

Pollution incidents, 2000 to 2012

A report outlining the trends in numbers of serious and significant pollution incidents from 2000 to 2012.

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Pollution Incidents Report

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This report details the trends in the most serious and significant pollution incidents reported to the Environment Agency from 2000 to 2012.

It provides more detailed 5 year commentary on the 3 sectors which cause the greatest number of serious and significant pollution incidents: the waste industry, water and sewage companies and agriculture.

Environmental incidents can be reported to the incident hotline.

Published 8 September 2013