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Broad approach A conventional navigational dredging technique is helping to provide a long term ecological solution to an increasingly polluted part of the Norfolk Broads. Mike Walter reports.

A suction dredger is being used to remove nutrient-enriched sediment from part of the water bed of the Norfolk Broads because surface algae is thriving on the phosphates and nitrates it contains. This, in turn, is affecting the balance of the Broads' delicate ecosystem and the passage of tourist boats.

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