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Pollution incident on the Aghlisk River, Co Tyrone

Pollution incident on the Aghlisk River, Co Tyrone

Date: 05/05/2021


Loughs Agency is currently attending the scene of an extensive pollution incident on the Aghlisk River, a tributary of the Owenreagh in county Tyrone.  

 

Loughs Agency Fishery Officers were alerted to the incident via a report received at 18.30 on Sunday 2nd May 2021. 

 

Investigations are ongoing on a 5 kilometre stretch of river. Statutory water samples have been taken from a suspected agricultural source and submitted for laboratory analysis. Fishery Officers continue to monitor the river and will now work to quantify the extent of the fish kill.  

 

Loughs Agency's investigation remains ongoing, therefore the Agency cannot comment further. We would encourage the public to make prompt pollution reports through our 24hr response line Tel: +44(0) 2871 342100 or through the WaterWatch reporting tool on our website.

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