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No English river is free from pollution - Parliament report

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MPs call for more assertive regulation and enforcement from Ofwat and the Environment Agency. Only 14% of English rivers meet good ecological standards and no river is deemed to be of good chemical status. In 39 of 42 main salmon rivers in England, the populations are categorised as being at risk or probably at risk, the report said.
7 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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No English river is free from pollution - Parliament report

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