EA insiders slam agency’s ‘completely useless’ water monitoring regime

The poor health of England’s rivers is likely to be worse than thought because the Environment Agency’s water quality monitoring programme is “meaningless”, a “ludicrous waste of money” and a “gross misuse of data”, say existing and former agency officers.

by Rachel Salvidge
Rivers could be in worse health than thought, according to EA insiders. Photograph: David C Tomlinson/Getty Images
Rivers could be in worse health than thought, according to EA insiders. Photograph: David C Tomlinson/Getty Images

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