Mersey basin Campaign
Archive document

MBC071

Archive document

The Hidden Pollution

Abstract

Water quality within the Mersey catchment has significantly improved in recent years due to the large amount of investment in wastewater treatment works. However pollution is still a serious problem with household chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products having unexpected effects in the natural environment. Edwin Colyer explores the damaging effect on the environment that these everyday substances can cause, as well as looking at the issues concerning diffuse pollution from urban and rural sources.

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Theme

Strategic

Regions

Mersey Estuary, Upper Mersey, Bollin, Etherow & Goyt, Irwell, Manchester Ship Canal, Manchester Waterways, Ribble, Darwen, Douglas, Liverpool, Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire, Wirral

Tags

pollution waterquality source diffusepollution

Credit

Edwin Colyer Image courtesy of: J Westrich / Zefa SourceNW

Publication date

September 2004

Licence

CC Some rights reserved

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