Hot on trail of oil leak into River Avon at Melksham

This Is Wiltshire: The Environment Agency has been investigating reports of oil sheen on the River Avon in Melksham The Environment Agency has been investigating reports of oil sheen on the River Avon in Melksham

The Environment Agency, which has been investigating reports of oil sheen on the River Avon in Melksham for several weeks, says it has identified a “very likely source”.

The site responsible is taking action to stop the discharge into the drain in Scotland Road, which the Environment Agency hopes will lead to the flow of oil stopping soon.

The amount was quite small and appeared to be a biodegradable mineral oil.

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6:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

markinmelksham says...

McDonalds have agreed not use the drains for their dirty oil ;)
McDonalds have agreed not use the drains for their dirty oil ;) markinmelksham
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