Phosphate pollution could ‘kill’ England’s largest lake, campaigners warn

The Environment Agency (EA) has stressed that water companies have a duty to prevent pollution after campaigners claimed Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park could become “ecologically dead”.

by Conor McGlone
Phosphate pollution has led to a “dire reduction of freshwater vegetation" and has had "a significant impact on various fish species", say campaigners  (Image: Alex West, via Getty)
Phosphate pollution has led to a “dire reduction of freshwater vegetation" and has had "a significant impact on various fish species", say campaigners (Image: Alex West, via Getty)

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