Church of Scientology contaminated stream with raw sewage - 2018-04-27
The Church of Scientology's Religious Education College-subsidiary has been fined £14,000 after repeatedly polluting a River Medway-linked stream with raw sewage.
The church, based at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead just three miles south of Surrey, has been prosecuted by the Environment Agency after inspectors found 200 meters of sewage during an inspection in October 2015.
The church's annual gala concert, attended by 1,600 guests, led to additional toilet facilities being provided that were not linked to the sewerage system. After that a new system was installed to cope with a larger volume of sewage. However, despite this new system being in place, in October 2015 the pollution occurred.