Toxic time bombs: The historic landfills at risk of flooding

Hundreds of historic landfills are located in areas susceptible to flooding, an analysis by ENDS has found. The finding adds to growing concerns that old tips could become major sources of pollution as a result of climate change if no action is taken to protect them

by Danny Halpin
Some 4,781 historic landfill sites across England lie within flood zone 3. Photograph: Getty Images/Dan Kitwood
Some 4,781 historic landfill sites across England lie within flood zone 3. Photograph: Getty Images/Dan Kitwood

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