Sewage Spill Shuts Down a Cornish Shellfishery
|Industry Type:||Water/Waste Water|
On June 2, 2007, a computer and penstock controlling the flow of sewage into the Truro Treatment Works failed. This caused sewage to be direrted to a storm tank that continued to fill until late on June 3, 2007 when it reached capacity and overflowed into the Truro River. The discharge was not reported until 3 days after the spill.
Sewage spilled into the Truro River. The shellfishery was closed for 12 days. The local fisherman suffered financially. South West Water was fined