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Complainant Name:
Dr John Bond v The Observer

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Observer


Dr John Bond of Fleet complained that an article about carbon dioxide emissions had been misleadingly illustrated by a photograph of cooling towers – which emitted water vapour – with a caption that inaccurately claimed that ‘emissions belch out of Drax power station in East Yorkshire’.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification in the following terms:

‘Carbon clean-up in Stinky Town’ (Business, 28 September) was misleadingly illustrated by a photograph of the cooling towers of Drax power station which were innocuously emitting water vapour.’

Report: 78

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