Nelli Bird hears from fishermen who say slurry spills are putting rivers in Wales in danger. And she meets a team aiming to turn slurry into recycled water and a solid nutrient.
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The environment watchdog for Wales, Natural Resources Wales, says the number of slurry spills into rivers and watercourses from farms is “clearly unacceptable”.
Farm-related pollution was responsible for 15% of water pollution incidents over a three-year period.
The farming sector says it is committed to tackling the problem and the Welsh Government has held back from imposing restrictions on slurry spreading in favour of a collaborative approach blending regulations with voluntary codes and investment.
But fishermen say a tougher approach is needed and Wales’s rivers will be ruined if the spills continue.