SI 2016/588
24th May 2016
SI 2016/602
26th May 2016

Glastonbury Festival prosecuted for pollution offence

The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have been ordered to pay £31,000 in fines and costs for pollution offences involving human sewage. More than 4km of the Whitelake River was polluted after approximately 20,000 gallons of untreated sewage escaped from a temporary storage tank on a farm at Pilton, near Shepton Mallet, on June 29, 2014. The pollution effectively wiped out the local trout population.