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Almost all of Britain’s waterways are polluted. In 2023, sewage spills into England’s waterways more than doubled. Recently released figures from the Environment Agency show that there were 3.6 million hours of spills compared to 1.75 million hours in 2022.

A separate report from the Rivers Trust confirms the ‘desperate state’ of the country’s seas and rivers.

The State of Our Rivers Report concluded that no single stretch of river in Northern Ireland or England is in good overall health. The report follows an earlier damning verdict by a House of Commons Committee report in 2022, which concluded that no river in England was free from chemical contamination.

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

Isn't it great to live free of all those pesky EU regulations?

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Yikes. Good things the EU is not making it even worse, eh?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Sell all that polluted water to coke.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Nestle's already on it

this post was submitted on 21 Apr 2024
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