Councils are failing to pass on reports of farm pollution in case farmers lose their EU grants, it has emerged.
Run-offs from fertiliser, slurry and silage pits on farms are one of the main causes of pollution in the country’s streams, rivers and lakes.
But councils are not providing the Department of Agriculture with details of many of the pollution incidents detected on farms by their inspectors because it could result in farmers...
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