EXCLUSIVE: Regulators ignoring ‘horrific and poisonous’ road runoff, say EA insiders

The Environment Agency and Highways England are “brushing under the carpet” widespread toxic road runoff and classifying serious water pollution incidents from highways outfalls as being the result of natural causes “leaving them unregulated and unchecked”, insiders have told ENDS.

by Rachel Salvidge
Runoff entering rivers from highway outfalls can contain pollutants in concentrations many times over the legal limit. Photoraph: Photofusion/Getty Images
Runoff entering rivers from highway outfalls can contain pollutants in concentrations many times over the legal limit. Photoraph: Photofusion/Getty Images

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