1. ITV Report

Large oil spill pollutes large stretch of River Lea

The Environment Agency is working to clear up an oil spill which has polluted a large stretch of the River Lea between Enfield and Newham.

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The oil has affected wildlife and boat owners have been told not to move their vessels to avoid spreading it.

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Our officers work 24/7 to protect people and wildlife from pollution incidents and have been working closely with the Canal & River Trust and a specialist contractor to identify the source of the pollution and clear the spillage.

The clear up process will continue over the next few days and we will continue to monitor the river for any lasting environmental damage.

We are thankful to the members of the public for reporting the issue and ill encourage everyone to report pollution incidents to our hotline on 0800 80 70 60.

– Environment Agency