chapter  7
36 Pages

The Threat of Sequestration: Leamington Spa and

ByTunbridge Wells

The state of sewage engineering at the time, and well into the twentieth century, however, was such that, at best, and for most situations, only partial physical abatement of the nuisance was possible by using the best methods available to sewage authorities. As has been seen, case by case, the context and histories of river sewage and related river pollution disputes where nuisance liability led to the issue of injunctive orders. Special attention has been paid to the post-litigation history of events. These case studies have shown a number of means and strategies by which the disputes behind the river pollution dilemma were, in practice, tackled or settled. There has also been a revived debate over Victorian nuisance law which originally arose from the proposition that special and extra reasons are required to explain why the liability decisions of civil nuisance law did not fully protect the environment and more fully hamper Victorian industrialisation.