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About Thames Tunnel
The Thames Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the River Thames from increasing pollution. The project will tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years, and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards. Thames Tunnel animation Watch the video on the right to find out why we need to clean up the River Thames, how combined sewer overflows work and how the Thames Tunnel will reduce the amount of untreated sewage entering the river. Read more about “what we are doing” right here.
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1 sewer overflow per week
2mm of rain can cause
the sewerage system to overflow.
3 geological layers that we
will be tunnelling through: clay, sands and chalk.
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