River Wye Pollution

richardgw

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Ross Angling club have been highlighting the pollution problems on the Wye with radio and TV interviews in an effort to keep the pressure on those in power to do something about it before it is too late. This is just part of a wider campaign being organised by the Wye Salmon Association


 

diawl bach

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It's quite incredible that the Wye could become this polluted, it's such an iconic river and yet it's treated as a drain by farmers who are allowed pollute the water by a toothless environmental regulator which has permitted a virtually unfettered growth in free range chicken farms.

NRW are currently blaming the pollution on a combination of pressures, various factors etc. but it's clearly their failure to have prevented poultry farming from expanding to such an extent that the run off from them has doubled the amount of phosphate entering the river which has created the problem.

 

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