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River of milk pollution ‘will kill everything’

Thursday, 20 April 2017

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A LOCAL man has urged landowners and farmers to be more vigilant after a tidal wave of what appeared to be milk was released into a local river.
Andrew Cunningham said he was alerted to the incident on the Donore river by a neighbour last week.
But by the time he got a response from the Water Pollution 'Hotline', the substance had been washed away - straight into Lough Neagh.
“I've had an interest in this river my whole life," Mr Cunningham told the Antrim Guardian.
“At one time it was devoid of all life but thanks to conservation work it is now home to kingfishers, otters and dippers - and fish are returning after a total wipe-out ten years ago.
“There have been slurry spills into the river since then, but what a lot of people might not realise is that milk is 100 times worse than slurry - it just kills everything."
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian

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