March 1971 – vol. 64, issue 3–134 Action on environmental pollution ? Naturalists had been waiting with interest for the report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, published on 23rd February. They were not disappointed. The report was forthright in declaring that British tidal waters and estuaries were being treated as 'an open drain and dumping ground' for pollutants, and in warning that rivers were being increasing... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.