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'Pollution incident' kills fish in river.

FISH died and others were left gasping for breath in a polluted river near Coventry.

The Environment Agency says it has dealt with a "pollution incident" in the River Avon in Wolston which required three days of recovery work to bring the river back to habitable levels.

Officers used aeration equipment and pumped hydrogen peroxide in to the river to ensure that oxygen levels returned to normal.

Environment Agency spokesperson Suzanne Ward said: "The precise cause of the pollution has not yet been found although through our investigations we have identified several additional sources of pollution to both the rivers Swift and Avon which we are now investigating.

"Our officers are currently sampling and analysing these while continuing to work with Severn Trent to contain and rectify the situation."

The investigation is still ongoing and the Environment Agency say they will monitor the situation.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 23, 2016
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