MPs’ river pollution report: what you need to know

New powers for Ofwat, more serious penalties for polluters, and urgent investment in environmental regulators are all recommendations from MPs, made in an excoriating report into the state of England’s rivers. Here’s what you need to know.

by Tess Colley
Person taking a sample of river water
What you need to know about MPs’ river pollution report. Photograph: Peter Cade/Getty Images

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