Environment Secretary Owen Paterson
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Owen Paterson: Ash dieback will not be eradicated

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has acknowledged that ash dieback, a disease that threatens the UK's ash trees, will not be eradicated.

Mr Paterson also warned that there was "no immediate cure" to the fungus.

Speaking after a meeting with scientists, he announced a three-point-plan aimed at containing it.

  • 09 Nov 2012
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