What is the cost of mitigating nitrate pollution? This thought-provoking piece from suggests that in the south-east England, it could be pitched at around £1,235 per kilogram of nitrogen or add £3K to £4k for every new housing unit built. Nitrate trading seems set to become a reality as a result of Natural England and #Defra‘s 2019 ruling, creating problems for councils and builders in #portsmouthnh , #havant, #gosport, #winchester, and others in the Solent and Southampton Water Special Protection Area. Converting existing agricultural land to nature reserves appeals on many environmental levels, and it would be great to see rigorous data backing this up as the most efficient and cost-effective route. A nice application for our Aquamonitrix® – Next Generation Nitrate/Nitrite Analyser

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