England's rivers polluted with 'chemical cocktail' of plastic and sewage - dire warning
England's rivers are polluted with a "chemical cocktail" of plastic and sewage, MPs have warned in a report. Poor water quality in the country's rivers is because of "chronic underinvestment and multiple failures" in monitoring, governance and enforcement, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has revealed today.
UK rivers being polluted by 'chemical cocktail' of sewage, slurry and plastic
Sewage pollution was pumped into rivers and seas for over 3.1million hours in 2020 alone, in what campaigners call 'routine releases'. Just 14% of English rivers are recognised as having healthy ecologies