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OUTRAGE AT RIVER SPILL; 1,000 fish discovered dead in polluted water.

Byline: BRIAN HUTTON

MORE than 1,000 fish have been found dead after a river was discovered polluted yesterday.

The spill near Dungannon in Co Tyrone on Sunday is a huge blow to anglers in the area.

Water pollution along the stretch of the River Oona has been classified as "high severity".

Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Inland Fisheries inspectors are investigating the incident which has been blamed on an "agricultural source".

Sinn Fein MLA and All Party Group On Angling chairman Cathal O hOisin said more needs to be done to protect rivers.

He added: "All too often we see rivers polluted without the people responsible being held to account and this is unacceptable."

An NIEA spokeswoman said investigations are "ongoing" and the fish kill count is continuing.

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan added yesterday that he was monitoring the incident.

irish@mgn.co.uk

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Date:Apr 23, 2014
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