EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of low-impact pollution events were serious, EA data reveals

Almost 1,500 of the most serious pollution events over the last five years were originally reported to be low impact, according to data obtained by ENDS which appears to raise questions over the Environment Agency's recent move to tell staff to ignore reports of lower impact pollution incidents.

by Rachel Salvidge
Outfall from sewage works
England's rivers are suffering from pollution from a wide range of sources. Photograph: Robert Brooks/Science Photo Library

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