Pollution incidents: 2014 evidence summary
- Environment Agency
- Part of:
- Environment Agency data on business environmental performance
- 13 July 2015
Environment Agency statistics on serious pollution incidents in 2014, their impacts on air and water and the sectors responsible.
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This document reports on serious pollution incidents in England in 2014. It provides facts and statistics about:
- the number of serious pollution incidents
- impacts of pollution incidents and their sources
- sectors responsible
- action the Environment Agency takes to reduce pollution incidents
- enforcement actions we take when pollution incidents happen
Serious pollution incidents can harm people and the environment as well as damage businesses. To cause or allow pollution is against the law. The Environment Agency provides advice and guidance on pollution prevention and also takes enforcement action if a pollution incident happens.
Data supporting this summary will be published in September 2015.
Published: 13 July 2015