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Yorkshire Water has issued a writ against 12 insurance companies in a bid to cover the multi-million pound costs of the disastrous landslip of sewage sludge which engulfed a sewage works at Huddersfield in 1992.Almost 20,000 tonnes of sewage slipped from its Deighton waste tip on to the plant, and completely blocked 150 m of the River Colne.The disaster also forced the closure of a nearby ICI plant.Now a legal battle has begun over who should pick up the bill.ICI has already issued ...

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