Farm pollution on an industrial scale in England and Wales

Pig, poultry and dairy farms are releasing harmful pollution once a week on average in England and Wales, according to a new report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

26/08/2017
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The report documented dozens of instances of manure pouring into waterways, carcasses being illicitly dumped and noxious fumes being emitted, among other infractions -- all of which can seriously damage ecological systems, and are often against the law.
 
'While most farmers stick to the rules, some flout them so often they could be seen as “leading criminal lifestyles”,' states one official in a log of farm inspections seen by the Bureau. Read the full report here.
 
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