30/06/2014

Almost 400 Fish Found Dead In Glenavy River

Almost 400 fish have been killed in a river in Glenavy.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) were alerted on Friday that there was a pollution in the Glenavy River.

Officers travelled to the site and found a number of dead trout over a distance of approximately 500 metres. The polluting charges were confirmed and samples have been taken with a view to begin prosecution proceedings.

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said he is "very concerned" and will be monitoring developments.

(CD/JP)

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