Is the Thames polluted?

Pollution on the River Thames. The River Thames is the cleanest river in the world that flows through a major city. This is a major feat considering that fifty years ago the river was so polluted that it was declared biologically dead. Sewage was being discharged directly into the Thames.

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Keeping this in view, can I swim in the Thames?

New by-law bans swimming in River Thames. A new by-law has banned people from swimming in the River Thames without prior permission from the Port of London Authority (PLA). But the river is potentially dangerous, with tides, strong currents, and whirlpools.

Furthermore, why is the Thames Brown? But this isn’t pollution. It’s mud. The natural silt of the riverbed makes it this colour. As far as anyone can tell, it would have looked just as brown as this when the Romans arrived in 43AD, and decided that this would be a good place for a capital.

Also question is, why is the Thames river so dirty?

River Thames Fifty years ago, the river was so polluted that it was declared biologically dead. In the 19th century people regularly contracted cholera from the water and died. Over time, the river began to recover and today it is widely regarded as the cleanest river in the world that flows through a major city.

How much pollution is in the River Thames?

The most polluted river was the River Tame in Greater Manchester, which presented more than 1000 pieces of microplastic per litre of water. In London, the Thames contained 84.1 pieces per litre.

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