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Landfill dumps across UK 'at risk of leaking hazardous chemicals'

Friday 26 February 2016

Hadleigh Marsh waste filled flood embankment in Essex, UK
Hadleigh Marsh waste filled flood embankment in Essex, UK.

Thousands of landfill dumps around the UK are at risk of being compromised by flooding and coastal erosion, sparking fears that dangerous substances could spill into rivers, streets and beaches, academics warn. “The work we’ve done in the South-east suggests that there has already been widespread pollution from historic landfills,” said Dr Kate Spencer.

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