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Sewage Sludge

Volume 171: debated on Friday 27 April 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many tonnes of sewage sludge were dumped at sea by each of the water authorities in England and Wales in each year since 1979.

Thousand Tonnes (wet weight)
Water Authority1979198019811982198319841985198619871988241989
Anglian15,20221117515613885215162267299262
Northumbrian16462622803724824645004575103
North West1,6541,7301,6931,6421,2991,2831,4991,5411,6241,6291,646
Severn Trent12231
Southern323301267290202232292289243236296
South West120135126145131147135124130125107
Thames15,2025,0304,9204,6204,1504,2004,2404,5433,6384,0832,610
Welsh7181626554475360545562
Wessex287312266255176260206197184218244
Yorkshire243130928391788811295109101
1 Combined total (separate figures are not available).
2 Provisional figures.
3 Figure not yet available.
4 Includes successor companies to the water authorities.