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Small number of fish die at Diggle Brook after sediment pollution
Thursday 19th April 2018 @ 13:42 by Tom Greggan

A number of fish have died at Diggle Brook after a dam from a nearby pond failed and polluted the brook.

Officers from the Environment Agency are responding, after the failed dam from a small feeder pond resulted in sediment washing down into the brook and into the River Tame at Greenfield.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “We are aware of a pollution incident in Diggle Brook, and downstream in the River Tame in Greenfield, Oldham.

“Our investigation has identified the failure of a dam on a small feeder pond resulting in sediment washing down into Diggle Brook. The adjacent dam at Black Moss Reservoir has been inspected by a Canal and Rivers Trust engineer and is confirmed as safe and intact.

“We have identified a small number of dead fish and more may appear as the water begins to clear. Please report any pollution incidents to our 24hour Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60.”

(Picture via Twitter: @EnvAgencyNW)