Probe after oil spilled on Gwent rivers

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OFFICERS from Natural Resources Wales are probing an oil spill on the rivers Tarrell and Usk in Monmouthshire.

150 litres of diesel has been spilled which has affected a 2km section of the river. Early indications have shown that insects have been killed, but no fish.

The source of the pollution has been stopped, but officers are investigating how the spill happened.

A spokesman for Natural Resources Wales said local anglers reported the incident. He added they will be monitoring the river closely over the coming days and will take further action if necessary.

If anyone has information about the spill they are asked to contact Natural Resources Wales' 24-hour pollution reporting line – 0800 80 70 60.

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5:09pm Wed 28 May 14

Loose Ed says...

The Tarrell is a tributary of the River Usk above Brecon so how can the spillage be in Monmouthshire ? More topography lessons needed methinks .
The Tarrell is a tributary of the River Usk above Brecon so how can the spillage be in Monmouthshire ? More topography lessons needed methinks . Loose Ed
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