Seems it was a little premature to champion the cleanliness of the Thames: an inquiry is underway to find out just how 20,000 tonnes of raw sewage was accidentally pumped into the river. The leak happened at the Mogden treatment plant in Isleworth on Friday, on a stretch of the river beween Kew and Brentford, and left hundreds of dead fish floating on the surface. Thames Water has come (un)clean and admitted responsibility for the accident, which came after sudden rainfall on Friday left the sewer system overloaded. All the more reason to hope that work on the Thames Tunnel proceeds swiftly.
Last Updated 06 July 2009