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Pollution risk to rivers after slurry spill

Environment officers are assessing whether the Rivers Monnow and Wye are affected. Credit: Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales says it is dealing with a major pollution incident affecting the River Honddu in the Brecon Beacons.

A lagoon containing 450,000 litres of slurry leaked into a tributary and Natural Resources Wales says both the tributary and the river itself have been affected. Environment officers are assessing whether there is any impact on the River Monnow and the Wye.

Protecting nature in Wales is our biggest priority and we have been carrying out pollution prevention works to minimise the impact of this incident since this morning.

Due to the possible effects downstream we have worked closely with our colleagues in the Environment Agency monitoring the situation and putting plans in place for the ongoing management of this incident.

– Caroline Drayton, Natural Resources Wales

Anyone who sees signs of pollution is asked to contact Natural Resources Wales on 03000 65 3000.