Groundwater risks defeat landfill plan despite thick layer of clay

Evidence that a natural deposit of clay may not provide a barrier against groundwater pollution has led the Environment Secretary to dismiss plans for a Hampshire landfill. The decision came as scientists issued a new warning that the widespread presence of natural solution features in chalk may provide pathways for rapid penetration of pollutants into aquifers across much of southern and eastern England.

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