Secrecy over groundwater clean-ups

About 100 water supply boreholes in England and Wales are known to be contaminated with solvents, a conference on groundwater pollution in London was told in March. But most of these and other instances of groundwater pollution are being kept secret by companies even when they have funded clean-up projects - stifling debate on the capabilities of remediation technology and the clean-up standards that should be aimed for.

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