Corporate report

Pollution incidents: evidence summaries

Environment Agency statistics on serious pollution incidents, their impacts on air and water and the sectors responsible.

Documents

Pollution incidents: 2015 evidence summary

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Pollution incidents: 2014 evidence summary

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Pollution incidents: 2013 evidence summary

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Details

These reports are for 2013 to 2015. Pollution incidents data for 2016 is included in the 2016 Regulating for people, the environment and growth summary.

These annual reports show serious pollution incidents in England. They provide 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 action the Environment Agency takes 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.

See the 2015 datasets that support the 2015 report.

See the 2014 datasets that support the 2014 report.

See the 2013 datasets that support the 2013 report.

Published 1 December 2017