Published data on pesticdes found in watercourses

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Dear Environment Agency,

I am a farmer in Dorset but I am not in a designated Sensitive Catchment. Many pesticides are being found in watercourses which raises concerns for everyone under the Water Framework Directive & Sustainable Use Directive.

Are there any figures published on recent pesticide contaminations in watercourses nationally please?

Yours faithfully,

Tim Hall

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Owen Boswarva left an annotation ()

"A more detailed report on CSF pesticides’ monitoring is available upon request." If EA holds that report surely it is already within scope of the above information request?

Owen Boswarva left an annotation ()

Though I suppose the requester did only ask for "published" data. Missed a trick there I think.