North East MEP tackles sea pollution at Whitburn

Europe and You reports, 10th March 2015: “The North Sea coast is heavily polluted, a new report has confirmed.

“The European Environment Agency has collated data from across Europe looking at a number of different factors.

“When it comes to water quality, the poorest quality showed up along the South coast of England, northern France, Germany and Denmark.

“But the North East of England is also flagged up as frequently bad. Previously, the EU has complained about sewage being pumped into the sea at Whitburn.

“A European Court decision in 2012, critical of UK government investment in sewage treatment in the area, shows little sign of generating an improvement in water quality in the region.

“Local MEP, Jude Kirton-Darling, is concerned that improvements are, in her view, not being made fast enough.”

To see an interview with Jude Kirton-Darling, click here

Source: Europe and You, 10th March 2015. For further details, see

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