I wonder how many years it will take for the River Irk to recover from this!!
The source of the pollution leak has been traced back to the retaining bankside wall of a detergent factory in Middleton. The EA are unable to ascertain if its detergent or bleach which has entered the water course until the foam is slowly washed away through natural causes
It has taken years for the River Irk to get to a state where it could support a decent amount of aquatic life, destroyed in minutes by morons. This foaming of the river has taken place many times during the last 20 years, but hasnt been this bad for a long time. One stupid Plc ruining a river valley. I’m not going to type anymore today because i just can’t.
manchester fishing Irwell Ribble Trout
How very very sad,cant say much else really.
Absolutely shocking 🙁
Someone certainly needs making an example of for this.
Nick Carter says
string em up!
an absoute disgrace. i hope that the response from the relevant agencies will be sufficiently robust.
On the day of this spill I was filming for BBC midlands Today after a spill into the river Arrow.
I invented and patented a drain air bag system to prevent spills reaching controlled water.
My websites might give you some encouragment.
http://www.ecovalvesolutions.co.uk also EIL new site.
Industry is starting to use my solutions
I have been watching the river for years and it’s always been polluted downstream of Robert McBride; so if may be so bold as to say: This has been going on for years! I’d be surprised if I was the only one to notice this? Closing them down would be justified.