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Detailed guide: Controls of fish and shellfish diseases in England and Wales

Detailed guide: Controls of fish and shellfish diseases in England and Wales

Reduce the risk of disease, find out where notifiable diseases have been confirmed in England and Wales.

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Detailed guide: The Thames Barrier

Detailed guide: The Thames Barrier

How the Thames Barrier works, and when it is scheduled to close.

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Statutory guidance: SR2018 No 2: Specified Generator, Tranche B low risk, base load operation 0 – 2 MWth with high background NOx

Statutory guidance: SR2018 No 2: Specified Generator, Tranche B low risk, base load operation 0 – 2 MWth with high background NOx

Standard rules and generic risk assessment for Tranche B Specified Generator with individual unit capacity <2MWth with a high background NOx.

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Statutory guidance: SR2018 No 7: New, low risk, stationary Medium Combustion Plant 1 < 20MWth (in operation after 20/12/2018)

Statutory guidance: SR2018 No 7: New, low risk, stationary Medium Combustion Plant 1 < 20MWth (in operation after 20/12/2018)

Standard rules and generic risk assessment for new, low risk, stationary Medium Combustion Plant between 1 < 20MWth.

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Statutory guidance: SR2018 No 8: mobile plant Specified Generator, Tranche B low risk, base load operation <1 – 2 MWth

Statutory guidance: SR2018 No 8: mobile plant Specified Generator, Tranche B low risk, base load operation <1 – 2 MWth

Standard rules and generic risk assessment for mobile plant Specified Generator with individual unit capacity <2 MWth.

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Statutory guidance: SR2018 No 4: Specified Generator, Tranche B low risk, 0 – 20 MWth of gas or abated diesel engines operated less than 500 hours a year

Statutory guidance: SR2018 No 4: Specified Generator, Tranche B low risk, 0 – 20 MWth of gas or abated diesel engines operated less than 500 hours a year

Standard rules and generic risk assessment for Tranche B Specified Generator with individual unit capacity <1-20MWth of gas or abated diesel engines operated less than 500 hours a year.

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Notice: Affinity Water Limited (NPS/WR/031635): application made to abstract water

Notice: Affinity Water Limited (NPS/WR/031635): application made to abstract water

The Environment Agency has received an application from Affinity Water Limited to vary a licence to abstract (take) water.

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Notice: A L Lee Farming Company: application made to abstract water

Notice: A L Lee Farming Company: application made to abstract water

The Environment Agency has received an application from A L Lee Farming Company for a licence to abstract (take) water and to vary a licence to abstract (take) water.

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Notice: BD13 5HP, HCF Poultry Limited: environmental permit issued   EPR/YP3837JQ/A001

Notice: BD13 5HP, HCF Poultry Limited: environmental permit issued EPR/YP3837JQ/A001

View the permit issued for Cullingworth Poultry Processing, Bradford under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Exeter fish pass extended 7m after weir washes away

Exeter fish pass extended 7m after weir washes away

Salmon and trout can now ascend Trews Weir in Exeter after the water level of the River Exe dropped several metres.

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Research and analysis: Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England

Research and analysis: Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England

Weekly reports on rainfall and river flow in England for the last 3 months.

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New stronghold for endangered crayfish in Lincolnshire

New stronghold for endangered crayfish in Lincolnshire

Environment Agency teams are relocating hundreds of native crayfish to help boost their numbers.

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Thames Barrier Annual Closure

Thames Barrier Annual Closure

The Thames Barrier, which protects 125 square km of London from tidal flooding, is to carry out its annual full tide test closure on Sunday 29 September.

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Fish pass at iconic Grade II Crumpwood weir now in action

Fish pass at iconic Grade II Crumpwood weir now in action

Atlantic salmon and brown trout can now populate a further seven kilometres of the River Churnet.

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Push to better understand sources affecting bathing water quality

Push to better understand sources affecting bathing water quality

An extensive programme of testing is being carried out around Bridlington in a bid to find out sources impacting on bathing water quality.

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Call for Humber communities to give views on tidal flood risk

Call for Humber communities to give views on tidal flood risk

People around the Humber are being asked to complete a survey to help organisations working on a new tidal flood risk strategy understand views and priorities.

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Abstracting water? Think before you drill

Abstracting water? Think before you drill

With the number of boreholes being drilled in the Westcountry without permission, abstractors are reminded to contact the Environment Agency for advice.

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Abstracting water? Think before you drill

Abstracting water? Think before you drill

With the number of boreholes being drilled in the Westcountry without permission, abstractors are reminded to contact the Environment Agency for advice.

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Push to better understand sources affecting Bridlington water quality

Push to better understand sources affecting Bridlington water quality

Environment Agency starts weekly spot sampling to help inform improvements

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Dye project to identify fish migration on the Alne

Dye project to identify fish migration on the Alne

Anglers in Warwickshire are being encouraged to get involved in an Environment Agency survey to identify how fish migrate along the River Alne.

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Convicted waste fraudster has more than 9 years added to jail time for failing to repay £1.3 million in ill gotten gains

Convicted waste fraudster has more than 9 years added to jail time for failing to repay £1.3 million in ill gotten gains

A convicted waste criminal has had an additional 9 years and 4 months added to his current 7 and a half year fraud sentence.

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Hundreds of trees planted in a pilot to help reduce flood risk

Hundreds of trees planted in a pilot to help reduce flood risk

Launch of a natural flood management pilot project to help reduce the risk of flooding from the River Aire

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Work to start on damaged culvert in Buxton, Derbyshire

Work to start on damaged culvert in Buxton, Derbyshire

The Environment Agency and Derbyshire County Council will undertake repairs to help keep people and homes safe.

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£1 million project to reduce flood risk in Earby is complete

£1 million project to reduce flood risk in Earby is complete

A culvert in a Lancashire town has been repaired to protect homes and businesses from flooding.

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Chesterfield man nets £431 penalty for fishing without a licence

Chesterfield man nets £431 penalty for fishing without a licence

A 22-year-old man from Chesterfield has been successfully prosecuted by the Environment Agency after being found guilty of fishing without a licence.

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Have you caught a Pacific pink salmon in England?

Have you caught a Pacific pink salmon in England?

The inland and coastal waters of England are home to a host of different fish species, but we can now add another name to that list, the Pacific pink salmon.

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Removing an invasive species to protect an Essex riverbank

Removing an invasive species to protect an Essex riverbank

Environment Agency teams are removing the invasive Himalayan Balsam near Colchester to protect the environment and reduce flood risk.

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Fishing without a licence costs Retford man over £600

Fishing without a licence costs Retford man over £600

A 44-year-old man from Retford, Nottinghamshire, has been fined £621 for fishing without a licence at the Glebe, Peckleton, Leicestershire on 21 April 2019.

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Close season retained following public consultation

Close season retained following public consultation

The Environment Agency has decided to retain the current coarse fishing close season on English rivers.

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Work under way to upgrade coastal defences in Essex

Work under way to upgrade coastal defences in Essex

Work is underway on a £2 million scheme to refurbish the flood defence embankment in Stansgate, Essex, offering a higher level of protection to people living nearby.

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Company admits polluting Fenland watercourses

Company admits polluting Fenland watercourses

A company that grows crops for energy has been ordered to pay a total of £45,648.50 in fines, costs and compensation after it polluted 2 Fenland watercourses.

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Light extravaganza to raise flood awareness at Tendring

Light extravaganza to raise flood awareness at Tendring

The light show - put on by the Environment Agency and partners - aims to raise awareness of flood risk.

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Flood risk this weekend

Flood risk this weekend

Strong winds across southern and western England on Friday and into Saturday will coincide with high tides.

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Brown trout return to Newcastle under Lyme

Brown trout return to Newcastle under Lyme

The Environment Agency has revealed that brown trout, which haven’t been seen in the Lyme Brook for many years, have returned to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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£4.5 million flood alleviation scheme to open in Cannington

£4.5 million flood alleviation scheme to open in Cannington

Emma Howard Boyd will open the new defence which will cut flood risk to 200 homes and give better protection to a major Somerset road.

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Environment Agency chair visits Grogley and Coverack

Environment Agency chair visits Grogley and Coverack

Emma Howard Boyd meets a staff member inspired to cycle by her visit and sees how Coverack has recovered since flash flooding in July.

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Environmental impact assessment June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Environmental impact assessment June 2017: River Thames Scheme

We have submitted our Environmental Scoping Report to local authorities who will be asked to provide a scoping opinion.

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Community resilience measures June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Community resilience measures June 2017: River Thames Scheme

We have started initial assessments for Community Resilience Measures across the River Thames Scheme area.

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Archaeology surveys June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Archaeology surveys June 2017: River Thames Scheme

Archaeological surveys will start in June 2017 and are expected to finish at the end of the year. Details of locations and survey techniques

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Ineos is granted environmental permit for exploratory borehole in South Yorkshire

Ineos is granted environmental permit for exploratory borehole in South Yorkshire

Permit allows low-risk activities only

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Torcross sea defence repaired after Devon storms

Torcross sea defence repaired after Devon storms

Fixing the sea wall cost £2.4 million and will prevent a repeat of the damage from last year's storms.

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South West Water fined for Devon sewage spill

South West Water fined for Devon sewage spill

A blocked pipe meant bank holiday bathers had to avoid Dawlish waters.

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South West Water fail to report dead fish after polluting Devon stream

South West Water fail to report dead fish after polluting Devon stream

Water company fined after a sewer overflow which should only discharge during storms polluted a stream with sewage for up to two days.

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Exercise Wessex Flare pump test being held in Somerset

Exercise Wessex Flare pump test being held in Somerset

Following on from Exercise Wessex Teal, where the army practised with flood barriers, engineers will deploy one of the Agency's largest pumps.

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Exeter flood defence scheme construction at Quay takes summer break

Exeter flood defence scheme construction at Quay takes summer break

To avoid disruption to visitors and businesses, work will resume on the Quay from October 2017.

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