Theo Thomas
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Working to cut the high levels of pollution killing the River Lea and its tributaries in the Lea Valley. It's the dirtiest river in the country.
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Healthy rivers for East London

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 15:30 0 Comments

I didn't need any convincing that East London’s rivers are the most polluted in Britain. I walked from Stratford Station this morning to the Lea. The first polluted stretch of water was the Waterworks River as it passed under the High Street. Brown and white bubbles frothed the surface. Once I had reported it to the Environment Agency (0800 80 70 60) I walked down the Lea, south of the A11 junction with…


Phosphate pollution in the River Lea. From sewage and homes

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 6:30 2 Comments

Dear all,

I’ve posted a photo I took recently of the Lea at Bow Locks, in Bromley-by-Bow.

The river is already looking green. That’s because of the high levels of phosphates in the water. It acts like a fertilizer. As the weather gets warmer the soup-like water gives plants like Floating Pennywort and Duckweed the perfect conditions to flourish. Spreading over the…


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