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Water (Nitrate Content)

Volume 131: debated on Friday 15 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many cases have been reported in the past 12 months in the Nottingham area of water containing nitrate in excess of the European Economic Council recommended levels.

One water supply serving the Hucknall area of Nottingham has marginally exceeded the EC drinking water directive limit for nitrate during the last 12 months. Although this level of nitrate is not considered to be a public health risk, the water authority is now drawing up a programme of action which will ensure compliance with the directive.