Chemical contamination in New Zealand’s fresh water is failing to be recognised under New Zealand’s National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (the legislation that is supposed to manage and protect NZ’s fresh water).
Jodie Bruning has written a thorough account of chemical pollution in water, the lack of monitoring to detect the extent of the problem, and the failure of standards and rules to protect fresh water.
“If we have not the science nor a public interest driven mandate to grasp the complexity of chemicals in our aquatic ecosystems, we will be blinkered and powerless act to future-proof our freshwater and marine systems”. J. Bruning
Download the report here: Chemical Drains