EXCLUSIVE: NRW predicts nationwide phosphates crisis

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is anticipating widespread failure of its protected rivers due to high levels of phosphates and is ‘likely’ to advise that all new development within the failing catchment areas should be made phosphate neutral, a condition that has brought some planning systems in England to a standstill.

by James Agyepong-Parsons
Over the River Wye, Bigsweir Bridge divides England from Wales where NRW anticipates following in the regulatory footsteps of Natural England to deal with excess phosphates. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/Getty Images
Over the River Wye, Bigsweir Bridge divides England from Wales where NRW anticipates following in the regulatory footsteps of Natural England to deal with excess phosphates. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/Getty Images

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