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Wandle fish killed by pollution

At around 3.30pm on Wednesday 8 August, the Wandle was seriously affected by a brief but deadly surge of pollution that appeared to originate at the top of the Mill Green branch of the river in Sutton. 

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Many specimen fish of all species were killed as the river rose suddenly and took on the grey-green colour and appearance of “chopped seaweed”, according to one witness.

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We would like to thank everyone involved in trying to save the dying fish, particularly the landlord of the Queen’s Head pub on Mill Green, who made sure to get a water sample at the height of the incident. 

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Our investigation of this catastrophe is ongoing, in partnership with the Environment Agency and concerned members of the local community.  Look here for our forum blog of the latest information.