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People have had enough of sewage pollution
Greg Martin www.cornwalllive.com
Campaigners were joined on Fistral Beach by everyone from local swimmers to national TV presenters, from toddlers to silver surfers
Around 150 people gathered in Newquay today, Saturday April 23, to demand an end to sewage pollution by South West Water. The protest was one of 12 taking place simultaneously around the country, targeting UK water companies on a ‘National Day of Action on Water Quality’.
Representatives from ocean conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) who teamed up with clean water campaign groups to organise the protests were joined on Fistral Beach at 1pm by everyone from local swimmers to national TV presenters, from toddlers to silver surfers.
The protests come after data was released by the Environment Agency (EA) on 31 March, revealing that in 2021 water companies discharged raw sewage into UK rivers 372,533 times, for a combined total of more than 2.7m hours – prompting outcry from the public and campaigners.