EA admits ‘uncertainty’ over achieving legal river quality goal

The Environment Agency (EA) has said there is “uncertainty” as to when 78% of rivers in England will meet good ecological status, but has strongly indicated that it will not be within the next five years as legally required.

by Conor McGlone
Under the WFD 78% of surface waters must achieve good ecological status but currently only 16% currently meet this level. Photograph: Getty ImagesPhotograph: Getty Images
Under the WFD 78% of surface waters must achieve good ecological status but currently only 16% currently meet this level. Photograph: Getty ImagesPhotograph: Getty Images

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