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A RIVER OF BLOOD.

Byline: JASON LAMPORT

FEARS blood from rotting foot-and-mouth carcasses will get into drinking water were lifted last night.

For the last three days almost 40,000 slaughtered sheep have been rotting on a runway at Mona airfield in Anglesey.

Villagers at Bodffordd have refused to let cull supervisors burn them, fearing smoke from the pyre may cause health problems.

Blood from the animals has been seeping into a small channel and Llyn Cefni, a reservoir supplying half the island's drinking and bathing water, is less than half a mile away.

It had been feared a large amount of bloody water may seep into the reservoir.

Local farmer Owen Jones said the channel was "thick with blood".

But last night it was decided the sheep should be taken to the Penhesgyn landfill site - easing concerns about blood pollution.

Anglesey council had objected to the move just a few days ago.

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Date:Mar 30, 2001
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