Scientists from the OPAL Water Centre have published an in-depth summary of results from their pioneering monitoring study at nine lakes across England.
It is the first time some pollutants in England's freshwaters have been measured on such a scale or, as in the case of brominated flame retardants, the first time they have ever been measured in English lakes.
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|Chapter 1 – Chapman's Pond, York (PDF, 1.9MB)||Chapter 6 – Wake Valley Pond, London (PDF, 2.1MB)|
|Chapter 2 – Crag Lough, Northumberland (PDF, 2.3MB)||Chapter 7 – Edgbaston Pool, Birmingham (PDF, 2.1MB)|
|Chapter 3 – Marton Mere, Lancashire (PDF, 2.7MB)||Chapter 8 – Thoresby Lake, Nottinghamshire (PDF, 2.14MB)|
|Chapter 4 – Fleet Pond, Hampshire (PDF, 2.3MB)||Chapter 9 – Holt Hall Upper Lake, Norfolk (PDf, 2.6MB)|
|Chapter 5 – Slapton Ley, Devon (PDF, 2.1MB)|
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