Is the Environment Agency turning a blind eye to farm pollution?

It was a rather dramatic claim. At the end of September, green group Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) said that the regulatory regime for agriculture was so slack that farmers could only expect to receive a visit from an inspector once every 263 years.

by Adam Branson
Agriculture has the widest impact on water pollution. Photograph: Chris Crafter/Getty Images
Agriculture has the widest impact on water pollution. Photograph: Chris Crafter/Getty Images

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