NIRS reports for Stubbers Green Nature Reserve- Walsall West Midlands

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Dear Environment Agency,
I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.
Please supply me with the NIRS forms you hold with regard to incidents of pollution/fish deaths reported at this site, located off Stubbers Green Road, Walsall WS9 8BL approx. grid ref SK0401/SK0301 within the last 6 months, from 1st January 2020. Please also include any NIRS reports for water courses which lead into this pool over the same time frame. I am particularly interested in information regards the cause of reported fish deaths at the site within the last three weeks.

I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received this request. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future via the what do they know website address.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Our ref: 173461

Date: 15 June 2020

 

 

Dear Mr Carroll

 

Thank you for your enquiry received on 4 June.  We respond to requests
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

Please find attached the NIRS information requested.  Please refer to the
[1]Open Government Licence which explains the permitted use of this
information.

 

Please get in touch if you have any further queries or contact us within
two months if you’d like us to review the information we have sent.

 

Please use the following email address for any future correspondence:
[2][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Rachel Hamer 

Customers & Engagement Officer

Customers & Engagement Team

The Environment Agency – West Midlands Area.

Enquiries Team 02084 747856

 

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From: Enquiries, Unit
Sent: 06 June 2020 10:33
To: [FOI #668798 email]
Subject: 200606/V25 FW: Freedom of Information request - NIRS reports for
Stubbers Green Nature Reserve- Walsall West Midlands

 

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Dear Enquiries_Westmids,

Thankyou for your response, but I was after the actual NIRS reports for the specified incidents, as provided in a similar request , see
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

For clarity, these will relate to just the three incidents you provided me with in the excel file.
These were
01772647 22/01/2020 10:43
01794466 01/04/2020 19:47

and the incident on 27-29/05/2020 which consists of several reports numbered
01810981
01810994
01811002
01811007
01811061
01811343
01811474
01811559
01811828.

Can you confirm if not expressed within the reports for these dates, if any raw sewage was discharged into the lake, and the ammonia and oxygen level readings taken.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Carroll

Enquiries_Westmids, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Carroll

 

Enquiry regarding NIRS reports for Stubbers Green Nature Reserve- Walsall
West Midlands

 

Thank you for your enquiry which was received on 15 June.

 

We respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

I attach a redacted excel sheet containing the requested information.

 

Due to Covid 19 restrictions no readings were taken by the Environment
Agency at the time of the incident. Seven Trent attended the incident and
would have taken readings to assess the impact of the pollution.

 

I consider that personal information has been withheld correctly in
accordance with EIR Regulations 12(3) and 13 (1) and the provisions of the
Data Protection Act 1998.

 

 

 

Please refer to [1]Open Government Licence which explains the permitted
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two months if you’d like us to review the information we have sent.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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Dear Environment Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Environment Agency's handling of my FOI request 'NIRS reports for Stubbers Green Nature Reserve- Walsall West Midlands'.
The information supplied in the form of an excel spreadsheet, does not provide the information as I requested in either the original request or the clarification.
My original request on 4th June 2020 stated
"Please supply me with the NIRS forms you hold with regard to incidents of pollution/fish deaths reported at this site, located off Stubbers Green Road, Walsall WS9 8BL approx. grid ref SK0401/SK0301 within the last 6 months, from 1st January 2020. Please also include any NIRS reports for water courses which lead into this pool over the same time frame. I am particularly interested in information regards the cause of reported fish deaths at the site within the last three weeks."

To this I received just a list of NIRS incident numbers, but not the actual forms (by this I mean the full reports), consisting of any detail. I was expecting the reports of the type received in another similar request which I have alluded to

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

There is conflicting information as to what happened at Stubbers Green Nature reserve regarding fish deaths. At first the local authority stated hat this was due to "a blocked inlet", but were then subsequently told by Severn Trent water that the issues occurred " as a direct result of vandalism to a nearby sewer pipe. "

This appears to infer to me that raw sewage entered this lake, yet we only have Severn Trent water's word for it that any "vandalism" took place at all.
I would note that this water company have been fined before regards raw sewage contamination, and I would expect the EA to have played an active role in investigating a category 2 fish kill, and not a private water company involved in the pollution marking its own work.

Please therefore confirm via the full NIRS reports as I originally requested, as to what actually happened at this nature reserve site, and if any raw sewage entered the lake resulting in increased ammonia levels and the subsequent loss of oxygen levels and the fish deaths.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Carroll

 

Enquiry regarding NIRS reports for Stubbers Green Nature Reserve –
Walsall, West Midlands

 

Thank you for your email which was received on 3 July.

 

We respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

Apologies for not sending you copies of NIRS sheets when replying to
request 173461 but we are not obliged to reply in a format requested by a
customer. As a good will gesture we have now attached redacted NIRS
sheets.

 

As previously stated due to Covid 19 restrictions no readings were taken
by the Environment Agency at the time of the incident. Seven Trent
attended the incident and would have taken readings to assess the impact
of the pollution.

 

We consider that personal information has been withheld correctly in
accordance with EIR Regulations 12(3) and 13 (1) and the provisions of the
Data Protection Act 1998.

 

Please refer to [1]Open Government Licence which explains the permitted
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Yours sincerely

 

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West Midlands

 

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Dear Environment Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Environment Agency's handling of my FOI request 'NIRS reports for Stubbers Green Nature Reserve- Walsall West Midlands'.
I originally requested the NIRS reports for incidents surrounding the death of fish and suspected related sewage pollution into the lake in question, which has not been confirmed or denied. Although I have now received redacted reports, it was stated
“We consider that personal information has been withheld correctly in
accordance with EIR Regulations 12(3) and 13 (1) and the provisions of the
Data Protection Act 1998.”
On looking at these reports it appears that several pages relating to the incident report details have also been redacted, but this exemption relating to personal information is not relevant for doing this, and so I am questioning why these pages appear to have been deliberately blanked? Obviously the incident details do not refer entirely to personal information, so there is no reason to rely on this exemption for deleting the detail of the investigations.
In the review I would like it confirmed if the incidents have been closed.

Public interest test

It is very much in the public interest to disclose all the information regards the investigation report details, (minus the personal redacted information).
There are conflicting and dubious statements that have been made regards the cause of death of over 100 fish and the very real threat of "avian botulism" if raw sewage did enter this lake. One of the reports claims that a level of 15 for ammonia was taken and that this was suspected to be from sewage. Other reports are more vague, so it is important to clarify what the high levels of ammonia in the lake were caused by, and if this was from the raw sewage.

Whilst it is stated that the EA did not attend, I find this extraordinary given that some of these reports claim a category 1 incident, yet others put it at 3. In the review I would like to know the consensus as to what level this incident was officially classified as.

This is important because Severn Trent water have a truly disgraceful record of sewage pollution into water course in recent times. For example
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mi...

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/2009...

As well as this there was of course the incident at Smethwick Hall Park last year which resulted in the death of over 60 birds following a raw sewage overflow event.
In this request I did receive the full unredacted incident details, so there is no consistency in not providing them in this very similar request for this site.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Further more the EA downgraded this company last year, and so it is in the public interest and also transparency that the regulator is seen to uphold environmental standards and not allow a private company to mark its own work, and invent reasons for pollution from occurring. They claim to have stated that a sewer pipe was damaged in an act of vandalism yet there is no mention of this in the investigation incident reports, so have the EA confirmed that this is true? Originally it was stated that the inlet had become blocked, so which is it?
Please therefore provide all information apart from that relating to personal information that was redacted in these reports, or give the qualified exemptions for not doing so.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Carroll

 

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Kind regards

 

Carolyn Fowler

Customers & Engagement Officer

West Midlands

 

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Dear Mr Carroll,

RE: Request for a review of a response to an information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Thank you for your email which was received on 13 July. We are treating your email as a review of our handling of your request for NIRS reports in respect of Stubbers Green Nature Reserve (Our Ref. 173461(a)). You specifically question the use of the exemption in respect of personal information and information which you believe to be missing, particularly in relation to the cause.

We are required to provide you with a response to your request for a review within a maximum of 40 working days which we calculate to be 10 September. However, we will try to respond to you well before this date.

Kind regards,

West Midlands Customers and Engagement Team
Enquiries Team 02084 747856
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Enquiries_Westmids, Environment Agency

Good Morning Mr Carroll,

 

We would like to apologise in the delay in responding to your request for
an internal review of our Freedom of Information/ Environment Information
Regulation response to your request for Incident Reports for Stubbers
Green Nature Reserve, Walsall.

 

We just wanted to provide you with a quick update on your response, to let
you know we are still reviewing the matter and will provide you with a
formal response shortly.  

 

Please get in touch if you need anything else.

 

Kind regards

 

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Dear Mr Carroll,

 

Please find attached our response to the requested internal review of your
Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations request
in respect of information relating to Incident reports for Stubbers Green
Nature Reserve, Walsall, West Midlands in January to June 2020.

 

Kind regards

 

Customers and Engagement Team
Environment Agency | Sentinel House, 9 Wellington Crescent, Fradley Park,
Lichfield, Staffs WS13 8RR

 

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Enquiries_Westmids, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Carroll,

 

Please find attached our response to the requested internal review of
your Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations
request in respect of information relating to Incident reports for
Stubbers Green Nature Reserve, Walsall, West Midlands in January to June
2020.

 

Please note our previous response incorrectly referred to the Data
Protection Act 1998, instead of the Data Protection Act 2018. Please
accept our sincerest apology for this error.

 

Kind regards

 

Customers and Engagement Team
Environment Agency | Sentinel House, 9 Wellington Crescent, Fradley Park,
Lichfield, Staffs WS13 8RR

 

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Mr Carroll left an annotation ()

"Also Vigo Brook which flows into the Swag at Stubbers Green Rd is heavily impacted by a nearby leaking landfill
(Vigo Landfill). Elevated Ammonia in the brook."
How very interesting......