Pollution Incidents

Where to find the Pollution Incidents data

What are Pollution Incidents

Environmental Pollution Incident dataset details category 1 (major) and 2 (significant) pollution incidents reported to the Environment Agency.

The data only includes records which have been substantiated and where the investigation is closed.


The What's In Your BackYard (WIYBY) map service is now closed.

Environmental Pollution Incident data is available to download under an Environment Agency Conditional Licence from DATA.GOV.UK

You will need specific software to be able to view these files  How to download and use data


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Please note that the WIYBY service was built to provide members of the public with information so that they can better understand their local environment.

The use of the service for commercial use was not advised as some of the data had been simplified and was against the terms and conditions of use, which did not permit commercial use.