30 June 2021
Phosphate Pollution in the River Wye

Jesse Norman calls out agencies’ “inadequate” response to tackling phosphate pollution in the River Wye.

Mr Norman said that whilst staff from the agencies had helpfully supported the Wye Phosphates Working Group accepted the pollution in the Wye was a “pressing issue”, he felt that more needs to be done.

In a letter to agency chiefs he said that responses were “seriously inadequate”, and there needed to be a lead agency to tackle the problems.

He said:

“It is not acceptable for your organisations, as the three public bodies charged by law with preservation of the environment and our natural resources across England and Wales, not to take a leadership role and to abdicate responsibility for this very serious issue”.

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Letter from Jesse Norman about Phosphate Pollution in the River Wye