14/06/2018

Major Fish Kill In Armagh

Over 1,000 fish have been killed by pollution in a river in Co Armagh.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency were alerted to the River Callan on Tuesday, 12 June.

An investigator attended the scene and a small number of fish were confirmed dead and the river was running with black discolouration.
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The inspector traced the discoloured pollutant and identified that the impact was coming from a specific tributary to the River Callan upstream of Armagh City.

Around 1,000 brown trout and 100 salmon have been found and the investigation is ongoing.

(CD)

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