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Swans rescued after oil spill affects 3 miles of Berkshire river

Swans have been rescued after an oil spill in the River Kennet in Reading. More than 3 miles of the river has been affected. Oil absorbent booms are in place to help contain the spill.

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Oil spill could be from nearby industrial site

An investigation has begun into how gallons of oil leaked into a river in the centre of Reading, harming dozens of swans.

A three and a half mile stretch of the River Kennet was affected and experts say it could take weeks to clean up.

The Environment Agency is working with police and says the substance is believed to have leaked from a nearby industrial site.

As Mel Bloor reports.

Mel spoke to Dorothy Beeson from the Swan Sanctuary and David Mc Knight from the Environment Agency.

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