‘Troubled waters’: Widespread water pollution devastating wildlife, say charities

A combination of untreated sewage, agricultural runoff, pesticides, mine pollution, plastics and pharmaceuticals threatens wildlife and has made rivers 'dangerous to bathe in', says a report from a coalition of major environmental groups.

by Gareth Simkins
Rivers such as the Wye are beset by serious pollution problems. Photograph: Loop Images/Getty Images
Rivers such as the Wye are beset by serious pollution problems. Photograph: Loop Images/Getty Images

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