Significant pollution incidents 2000–2012: report

The Environment Agency has published a report outlining the trends in numbers of serious and significant pollution incidents from 2000 to 2012.

Pollution incidents are caused by a loss of control. They lead to the release of hazardous substances into air, land or water and can cause significant harm to the environment. They can kill fish or damage sensitive wildlife sites and they affect people and communities, eg through poor air quality caused by a large fire.

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