UK sewage turning Channel and North Sea into dumping ground, say French MEPs

2022-08-25

Britain is threatening human health, marine life and fishing by releasing raw sewage into the Channel and the North Sea, three French Euro MPs have said.

They have asked the European Commission to seek “political and legal” measures to stop the pollution, accusing the UK of abandoning international environmental regulations.

The official complaint comes after dozens of beaches in England and Wales were pinpointed as posing a pollution risk for bathers.

The three MEPs have written to the commission in Brussels saying the UK’s decision to lower its water quality standards is “unacceptable” and action must be taken to stop it polluting the Channel and North Sea.

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The Guardia, 25-08-22
; https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/25/uk-sewage-in-channel-waters-unacceptable-say-french-meps