The U-bend U-turn: Why are England’s rivers so dirty?

Stories of our times

11-11-2021 • 24 mins

There was public outcry when MPs voted against stricter penalties for water companies dumping raw sewage into England’s rivers. But following a U-turn, the Government has now passed a new Environment Bill it says will reduce the amount of raw sewage polluting our waterways. But do the measures go far enough?

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  • Alice Thomson, Columnist, The Times.
  • Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage.

Host: Manveen Rana.

Clips: BBC, ITV, Sky, DW News, WaterElectroScan, Institute of Civil Engineers

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