Impact of groundwater regulations still unclear
New regulations to protect groundwater against pollution will begin to take effect in Britain on 1 January. 1 The impact on farmers has been softened by reductions in charges for authorising pesticide and sheep dip disposal, and by an apparent softening of the Environment Agency's line on banning soakaways. The impact on industry, though potentially significant, remains unclear pending official guidance on implementation.
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