Dirty old rivers

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You want to know what’s going on and in our rivers? Well, here’s the programme to inform you!

Listen to BBC Sounds, The Briefing Room – Sewage, Chemicals, Micro-plastics… How dirty are Britain’s rivers? 9/10/2021 Radio 4 Saturday 11 00 am
 
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You want to know what’s going on and in our rivers? Well, here’s the programme to inform you!

Listen to BBC Sounds, The Briefing Room – Sewage, Chemicals, Micro-plastics… How dirty are Britain’s rivers? 9/10/2021 Radio 4 Saturday 11 00 am
Thanks for the heads up. Just listened on replay. Scary and worrying. Don't swim in the rivers, folks... Probably best not to even wade in.

I've read contradictory reports on the Severn this year, but unless things change it sounds like the future is not very encouraging.
 
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Was an article on our local news last night about the state of the Wye - with some campaigners saying it's literally dying. Worryingly, on the same day there was a news story on the BBC suggesting it's looking likely that the Government will reject the Lords' amendments on the environment bill that would've forced water companies to reduce sewage going into the rivers. The Wye is such a beautiful river it'll be such a shame if it does continue to worsen.
 

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Was an article on our local news last night about the state of the Wye - with some campaigners saying it's literally dying. Worryingly, on the same day there was a news story on the BBC suggesting it's looking likely that the Government will reject the Lords' amendments on the environment bill that would've forced water companies to reduce sewage going into the rivers. The Wye is such a beautiful river it'll be such a shame if it does continue to worsen.
I also read this.
So much for a government that purports to want to clean up the world but not it's own back yard.
 

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Same old same old, the only government who will sort this out is a green one, waste of time otherwise., yap yap, 50 years of yap yap, 100 years of socialism, capitalism whatever yawn, boring tired old arguments that they are which neither side has ever won or will and which have never sorted this, plenty of time and chances and they still carry on pleading with them, waste of time and no one learns. They can chuck out as many programs and documentaries as they like, I am sure there is nothing new in them and probably still the same old pleading, petitioning etc. etc. yawn yawn that never goes nowhere.
 
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You are right Green Party is the only ones that might clean up this dirty country.
 
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