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report an environmental incident

The Environment Agency Incident Hotline Telephone number is 0800 80 70 60 (24-hour freephone service).

Call this Environment Agency incident hotline as soon as possible to report:

  • damage or danger to the natural environment

  • pollution to water or land

  • poaching or illegal fishing

  • dead fish or fish gasping for air

  • main rivers blocked by a vehicle or fallen tree causing risk of flooding

  • flooding from any river, stream, canal, natural spring or the sea

  • incidents at Environment Agency-regulated waste sites

  • illegal removals from watercourses

  • unusual changes in river flow

  • collapsed or badly damaged river or canal banks

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