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Pollution warning at Cuerden Valley Park river

Posted on - 25th August, 2017 - 8:27am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, News, Parks, Wildlife and Conservation
The River Lostock has turned a murky brown colour
The River Lostock has turned a murky brown colour

A river near Preston appears to have been contaminated with pollution.

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Environment Agency officers are working to find the source of the brown water in the River Lostock.

Cuerden Valley Park is warning visitors not to let their dogs in the water around the Whittle area.

Brown water, foam and dead fish litter the river.

A number of dead fish are floating on the service Pic: Cuerden Valley Park
A number of dead fish are floating on the service Pic: Cuerden Valley Park

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A spokesman for the park said: “We are advising folk to keep pets and children out of the river.”

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