Scientist attacks Government for playing down eutrophication

A scientist whose work has been cited by the Government and industry to support their claims that eutrophication problems are confined to a few surface waters in England has said that his work has been seriously abused. In a paper showing that many aquatic Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) have been damaged by eutrophication, Professor Brian Moss says that the phenomenon is an "extremely widespread problem" in England, and makes outspoken criticisms of the Government's failure to act.1

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