Our River is Slowly Dying
The River Usk rises in the mountains of mid-Wales flowing 120 kilometers through stunning scenery with a vast wealth of flora and fauna to the strong tidal waters of the Severn estuary. It is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation. Nevertheless, in 2021 Natural Resources Wales found that the Usk had the highest incidence of phosphate pollution in all of the Welsh rivers. Fertiliser run-off from agriculture, human and animal waste and industrial effluent are all contributing to the rise of phosphate levels and dismal decline in the health of the river.
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On February 8th, Angela represented our concerns and campaign when she was invited to Parliament to speak. She had a formal meeting with the Welsh Affairs Commmittee to give oral evidence on the Water Quality in Wales. Gail Davies-Walsh
Chief Executive at Afonydd Cymru and Jon Khoo
Chair at Surfers against Sewage were also on the panel. Highlights of her testimony are here.