In-depth: EA insiders disclose river monitoring regime flaws

“It’s become more important how we dispose of our teabags than how we monitor our rivers,” the Environment Agency officer tells ENDS with palpable frustration. “We spend more time looking at how we do the job than on what we do.”

by Rachel Salvidge
Concerns have been raised over the timing of water sampling. Photograph: jpa1999/Getty Images
Concerns have been raised over the timing of water sampling. Photograph: jpa1999/Getty Images

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