What’s the prob­lem?

Countryfile Magazine - - Fishermen’s Jumpers -

The En­vi­ron­ment Agency says it has seen an in­crease in pol­lu­tion from farms over the past seven years. Nat­u­ral Re­sources Wales has noted a rise, with 70-120 river pol­lu­tion in­ci­dents a year, of which 60% can be at­trib­uted to dairy farms. This pol­lu­tion re­sults in the death of fish and other river wildlife – and af­fects drink­ing wa­ter qual­ity.

Mark Lloyd, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the An­gling Trust, com­mented: “Agri­cul­tural pol­lu­tion is the big­gest is­sue af­fect­ing our rivers and is the main cause of fail­ure of our rivers to achieve good eco­log­i­cal sta­tus.”

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