Move to avert sewage rebellion in Commons dismissed as too weak

Move to avert sewage rebellion in Commons dismissed as too weak

Clean water campaigners say government proposals are a disgrace and would weaken current law

A government attempt to stop a rebellion in parliament over the scale of sewage spills by water companies into rivers has been criticised as too weak.

Campaigners for clean water said a government amendment to the environment bill did not create a legal duty on water companies to stop releasing raw sewage into waterways.

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