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Title: Water pollution incidents in England and Wales 1994 : report of the National Rivers Authority
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
During 1994, 35,291 pollution incidents were reported to the NRA. 25,415 of these were later substantiated. These figures reflect a small increase in the number of incidents, while the most environmentally damaging Category 1 Major incidents fell from 331 to 229, a decrease of 31 per cent. There are several likely reasons for these latest changes. The increase in reporting levels is due to the introduction of the NRA's pollution hotline, which has increased public awareness of pollution incidents and made it easier to report them. The reduction in Major incidents provides strong evidence that the NRA's pollution prevention measures and messages are taking effect. The most dramatic falls in Major incidents were seen in the agricultural (43 per cent fall) and industrial sectors (32 per cent fall), both of which have been directly targeted by NRA pollution prevention initiatives in recent years.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: London
Subject Keywords: Water pollutionStatisticsAnnual reports
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 59
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