Report on protection of groundwater from pesticides

The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Environment and Food is monitoring the groundwater and managing emergency authorisations for plant production products in a satisfactory manner. The report answers the following questions:

  • Is the Ministry of Environment and Food monitoring the groundwater in a satisfactory manner?
  • Is the Ministry of Environment and Food managing emergency authorisations for plant protection products in a satisfactory manner?

It is Rigsrevisionen's assessment that the manner in which the Ministry of Environment and Food has monitored the groundwater and managed emergency authorisations for plant production products can be criticised. Consequently, the environment and groundwater are at risk of pollution, which may ultimately jeopardise the health of the consumers.

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in February 2019.

Last updated on 13 December 2019

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