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Drinking Water (Nitrates)

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those water authorities that have applied for permission to exceed the 50 mg per litre of nitrates in drinking water limit; and which he has approved.

Water undertakers in the Anglian, Severn-Trent, Yorkshire and Thames water authority areas have applied for derogations to exceed the EC directive figure of 50 mg per litre of nitrate in certain water supplies. No decisions have yet been taken on any of the applications.