EA: ‘Potential threats to water quality’ include fracking, pesticides

Around 86% of river water bodies did not reach ‘good’ ecological status in 2016, according to the EA which identifies fracking and other threats to future water quality

by Rachel Salvidge
Few rivers and lakes are meeting the required WFD standards. Photograph: Matthew Dixon/123RF
Few rivers and lakes are meeting the required WFD standards. Photograph: Matthew Dixon/123RF

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