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A spokesman from the Environment Agency said: "While the pollutant is highly toxic to fish, it doesn't appear to have affected the invertebrates and micro-organisms in the river." The Environment Agency has said they are focusing their investigation on a tributary and hopes test samples would identify the source of the pollution. With the pollution, which has affected a four-mile stretch of river, first found on Friday, the public have been warned not to enter the water, including at nearby Par Beach.
Originally posted by Maxatoria
There was a lot of digging for lead/copper wears ago and it possible someone's emptied a mine out full of toxins on the quiet?
A bathing warning has been lifted at Par Beach following a pollution problem that killed over 1,000 fish. Bathers have been given the all-clear to swim again after Cornwall Council said that there have been no further reports of incidents, coupled with the amount of rainfall over the past few days. This would have "diluted and washed out any pollutant from the river and bathing areas", says the authority. The results of the Environment Agency investigation has not yet been received
reply to post by Lady_Tuatha
Good question. I did a quick search but could'nt find anything. I know Cornwall is one of the places listed for fracking in the near future tho.
A Government document has identified large areas of eastern and southern England as having the best potential for "shale gas" – with large deposits found in Dorset and Somerset. The Department for Energy and Climate Change report last year included maps indicating types of shale in Devon and even Cornwall, but said that the peninsula is considered "unattractive" as a primary shale gas target"