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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 14:30

Threat to pristine English chalkstream from salad washing featured on BBC

chalk stream salad washingDisharges from a salad washing factory whose products end up nationwide in supermarkets may present a serious threat to aquatic invertebrate life on a highly protected English chalkstream.

The issue was featured recently on the BBC's Countryfile programme after the Environment Agency’s investigation was prompted by the results of Salmon and Trout Conservation (S&TC’s) invertebrate sampling at a site immediately downstream of the factory's outflows. 

The threat from these activities was highlighted by Joe Crowley on the BBC’s Countryfile Chalkstream Special, its is 14 minutes into the programme
, and can be viewed until mid July on BBC's iPlayer by clicking the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005xlv/countryfile-chalk-streams