Brexit risks worsening nitrate ‘time bomb’, warn MPs

The UK’s efforts to tackle nitrate pollution may not be strong enough to meet water quality targets and could deteriorate after Brexit, a parliamentary committee has warned

Slurry being spread on field.
Slurry being sprayed on a field: agricultural practices are a key cause of nitrate pollution in the UK

The UK’s efforts to tackle nitrate pollution may not be strong enough to meet water quality targets and could deteriorate after Brexit, a parliamentary committee has warned.

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