The chemicals killing our rivers

All of England’s surface water bodies are in bad chemical health, with numerous toxic chemicals now ‘ubiquitous’ in the aquatic environment, according to official water quality classifications published in September. How can they be dealt with?

by Catherine Early
Not one river received good chemical status in the EA's latest survey. Photograph: Mikhail Mikheev/Getty Images
Not one river received good chemical status in the EA's latest survey. Photograph: Mikhail Mikheev/Getty Images

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