EXCLUSIVE: Spikes in toxic chemicals detected in England’s rivers

High levels of toxic substances have been found in treated wastewater effluent which is then either pumped into rivers or spread onto farmland as fertiliser, according to ENDS’ analysis of water industry data.

by Rachel Salvidge
The Chemicals Investigation Programme has looked at the impact of wastewater on rivers. Photograph: Douglas Sacha/Getty Images
The Chemicals Investigation Programme has looked at the impact of wastewater on rivers. Photograph: Douglas Sacha/Getty Images

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