Agreement struck on new EU water quality rules

Limits on 12 new chemicals plus stricter rules for seven existing priority substances were agreed but limits for three pharmaceuticals were struck off

by Simon Evans
New environmental quality standards have been set for water covering six pesticides, three biocides, PFOS, flame retardant HBCD, dioxins and PCBs (credit: Green Lane, CC by SA 3.0)
New environmental quality standards have been set for water covering six pesticides, three biocides, PFOS, flame retardant HBCD, dioxins and PCBs (credit: Green Lane, CC by SA 3.0)

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