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Environmental and Waterways groups welcome go ahead for Thames super sewer

Environmental charities and amenity groups representing over 5 million people who have been campaigning for a cleaner Thames in London have today welcomed the decision of the government to go ahead with the long awaited and much needed Thames Tideway Tunnel. The Thames Tunnel Now (TTN) coalition comprising national and local organisations – including RSPB, [...]

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Thames Water Outlook Changed by Moody’s on Tunnel Project Risks

Thames Water Utilities Ltd., the largest water and sewer company in the U.K., had its outlook lowered to negative from stable on the Baa1 corporate family rating by Moody’s Investors Service due to its tunnel project.

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No extension for ‘super sewer’ examination

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has refused a request by Thames Water for further time for the examination of its “London super sewer” scheme by the Planning Inspectorate.

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London’s Super Sewer can no longer wait, London First tells the FT

With London’s Victorian sewage system struggling to cope, the 25km Thames Tideway tunnel is intended to boost capacity, but the £4.1bn project has run into opposition. David Leam, London First’s Director of Infrastructure, has told James Pickford, the Financial Times’ London and south-east correspondent that we can no longer afford to ”kick the can down [...]

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Government re-confirms support for Thames Tideway Tunnel

A debate in the House of Lords last week on the proposed Thames Tideway Tunnel saw the Government face further questioning and criticism on the project – and reiteration of the Government’s view that the Tunnel is the only viable solution. Opening the debate, Lord Berkeley asked Lord De Mauley, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, [...]

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Thames Water grilled by London Assembly

Thames Water’s plans for a proposed interim 8% price increase in 2014, leakage issues and the Thames Tideway Tunnel came under the spotlight again last week when representatives from the company appeared before the Environment Committee of the London Assembly. Richard Aylard, Head of External Affairs and Sustainability Director, Yvette de Garis. Head of Environmental [...]

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Thames Tideway Tunnel promotes top level support

Thames Water’s Tideway Tunnel has launched a major “support” campaign as the planning process for the super sewer gets under way.

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Thames River Waste Repels Olympic Rower Amid Tunnel Works

May 21 (Bloomberg) — Andy Triggs Hodge, a gold medal-winning rower at the Beijing and London Olympics, stopped training on Britain’s most famous river when it turned out water wasn’t his biggest obstacle: raw sewage on the Thames was. The capital’s sewer network, built by Victorian engineers after the “Great Stink” of 1858, can’t cope. [...]

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Thames Tideway Tunnel Planning Order

Issue date: 2nd May 2013 A public notice relating to the Construction Order for the proposed Thames Tideway [SEWER] Tunnel has been published. Thames Water’s 50,000-page development consent application for the ‘Supersewer’, proposed to help tackle the tens of millions of tonnes of untreated sewage flowing into the tidal River Thames every year, was accepted [...]

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Budget boost for the Tube and £4 billion ‘super sewer’

Major London infrastructure projects including the £4 billion “super sewer”, thousands of new homes and the Northern line extension are expected to be given a push in this week’s Budget.

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