Half of all rivers in England and Wales polluted by wastewater

Some 55% of all rivers in England and Wales are failing to reach water quality standards because of wastewater pollution, according to the WWF

Wastewater is a major contributor to poor river water quality, according to WWF. Photograph: Alisluch/123RF

More than half of all rivers in England and Wales are polluted with wastewater, according to a report by the WWF.

The report, published on 16 October, sets out the results of the NGO’s nine month investigation into sewage pollution

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