River Witham

River Witham
River Witham near Barkston, Lincolnshire

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Pollution incident

GAAFFS committee have reported that there has been a pollution incident up at Colsterworth.
Seemingly a lorry, or trailer, shed it's load of fertiliser into a dyke above South Witham which then got into
the river. Reports are that a dozen or so fish have been killed. The EA are on
the case and I believe that the pollution has been washed away by the rain, but
too late for the fish!

A member walked B beat today and found 30 dead fish up to 22" all below the mill so very unlikely to have been washed down. Also dead fish including at least 20 trout and numerous bullhead found on A beat are likely to have died there. The EA guy was there testing the water and said that the water is now capable of sustaining life; shame there is little or no life left
to sustain. 

A farmer can seemingly wipe out a complete eco system and be allowed to stay in business.  Sad and sickening.

1 comment:

  1. It's just crazy, the water has always been frigile, we are fighting a battle, but can we ever win?