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Feb 13, 2015

10:04:31 GMT--Environment Pollution - Europe - United Kingdom

EDIS Number: ED-20150213-46988-GBR

Date / time: 13/02/2015 10:03:20 [UTC]

Event: Environment Pollution

Area: Europe

Country: United Kingdom

State/County: Wales

Location: [Cwm Beth tributary ]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

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Environment officials are investigating after 3,500 litres of oil leaked in to a river in Wales. Natural Resources Wales said the source of the spill happened in the Cwm Beth tributary near Crickhowell, Powys, but has since worked its way downstream to the main River Usk. As well as dead fish spotted on the surface, it has left an oily sheen on top of the water and a strong odour. Rhys Hughes, from NRW, said: “Our team have put booms in place in the Cwm Beth to soak up as much of the pollution as possible. “Our fisheries specialists are also currently conducting a full assessment of the river to help us determine the impact on the wildlife in the river.”

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