Last edited 15 Jul 2021

Priority substances

Water for life and livelihoods, River basin management plans, Glossary, Published by the Environment Agency in 2016, defines priority substances as: ‘A pollutant, or group of pollutants, presenting a significant risk to or via the aquatic environment that has been identified at Community level under Article 16 of the Water Framework Directive. They include ‘priority hazardous substances’.

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