Rivers the healthiest in a generation due to stricter pollution controls

Guardian: Fishing for chub and barbel on London's river Wandle may have been the perfect way to pass a gloomy bank holiday weekend, while fans of salmon could have headed to the Dee and the Taff in Wales, which once ran black with coal. This would have been impossible a few years ago, the Environment Agency notes on Tuesday, as it publishes a list of the 10 most improved rivers in England and Wales, which are now healthier than they have been for decades. The Wandle was declared a mere sewer in the 1960s......

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