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Northern Ireland Water fined £2,000 for polluting Lagan

Northern Ireland Water has been fined £2,000 plus costs at Belfast Magistrates Court after it polluted the River Lagan in Belfast.

A discharge had spilled over from a NI Water storm tank at Newtownbreda Wastewater Treatment Works, creating a plume of pollution that could have harmed fish, the Department of the Environment said in a statement.

A spokesman said: “A sample taken on December 8, 2008 confirmed that the discharge contained poisonous, noxious and polluting matter which would have been potentially harmful to fish life in the receiving waterway.”

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