We have had reports from the Environment Agency of a pollution spill on the Croydon arm of the Wandle. Red diesel was seen in the newly deculverted stretch of the river at Wandle Park this morning. It is thought that it came from upstream in Croydon.
EA officers are on site and are attempting to trace the source of the pollution with the help of Thames Water. The EA is also arranging the removal of the diesel.
It is thought that much of the diesel has been contained using booms but we’ve just had a call from their office to ask if we can ask any of our supporters to check the river for:
- any sightings of the diesel downstream
- any signs of distressed fish or other wildlife
Any urgent details should be fed through to the EA’s incident hotline 0800 80 70 60: please also post them as a comment below this blog post so we can track them too.
Clearly this is in the middle of the afternoon, but any information would be very greatly appreciated!