DEFRA pledge to end sewage pollution harm met with scepticism

A joint government and water sector promise to end the damage caused by untreated sewage being pumped into rivers and seas has been cautiously welcomed by some green groups, but was labelled “meaningless smokescreen” by others, with DEFRA accused of “refusing to confront” the core of the problem.

by Rachel Salvidge
England's rivers suffer from sewage pollution. Photograph: Robert Brook/Getty Images
England's rivers suffer from sewage pollution. Photograph: Robert Brook/Getty Images

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