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Clean up operation continues after pollution incident in Ceredigion

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) says staff remain on site monitoring a clean-up operation which is being carried out after a river pollution incident in Ceredigion.

It says effluent was released into a stream in the Lampeter area on Tuesday.. Much of it flowed into the Afon Dulas which enters the Teifi in Lampeter.

There is no confirmation at this point about the extent of the impact but no dead fish have been seen or reported.

However, more effluent remains around the affected area in fields and ditches and NRW officers are monitoring and reviewing works carried out by a specialist company to prevent this reaching the wider environment.

Our efforts.. are focused on monitoring the rivers and streams in the area to assess any impact. We are also working with the site operators to keep as much of it out of local streams and rivers as we can.

Our officers are collecting evidence on site that will be used as part of a review into what caused this incident.

Our environment is one of Wales’ greatest assets – we need to look after it so it can continue to support our wildlife, communities and economy.

– Ben Wilson, Ceredigion Operations Manager


Three flood warnings for South Wales

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High tides have prompted three flood warnings for South Wales:

  • Monmouthshire: Wye Estuary at Chepstow
  • Monmouthshire: Wye Estuary near Tintern
  • Swansea: Crofty Tidal

There are also five flood alerts:

  • Gwynedd: Lleyn Peninsula and Cardigan Bay
  • Monmouthshire: Wye Estuary in Monmouthshire
  • Monmouthshire, Newport: Usk Estuary
  • Swansea: Tidal Area at Crofty
  • Coast from Aberthaw to Severn Bridge

Sea defence work begins on Gwynedd coast

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Work begins this week on strengthening the sea defences at Fairbourne on the Gwynedd coast.

Natural Resources Wales says local contractors will move around one thousand tonnes of beach shingle on Fairbourne beach to fill in the eroded area next to the concrete defence at Friog corner.

The work will take between five and 10 days, depending on the weather.

An excavator and dumper truck will collect and move the shingle, working along a 500 metre length of the beach. NRW says the work will be done in a way that minimises the impact on the beach which will re-profile naturally.

Some of the Second World War tank traps on the beach will be moved during the work, under CADW’s approval, and will be put back afterwards.

We are committed to maintaining and monitoring the flood defence in the short and medium term to help reduce the risk of flooding for the people of Fairbourne. Replenishing the shingle at Friog corner is part of this ongoing commitment.

– Sian Williams, Head of Operations in North Wales

Twelve flood alerts in force from north to south

Twelve flood alerts are in force around the Welsh coast from the north to the south after high winds and tides:

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  • Anglesey: West Anglesey Coastline
  • Carmarthenshire: Carmarthenshire coast
  • Ceredigion: Ceredigion coast
  • Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Anglesey, Gwynedd: North Wales Coast
  • Gwynedd: Dysynni Catchment
  • Gwynedd: Lleyn Peninsula and Cardigan Bay Coastline
  • Gwynedd: Mawddach and Wnion Catchment
  • Gwynedd, Powys, Ceredigion: Dyfi Catchment
  • Pembrokeshire: Pembrokeshire coast
  • Powys: Vyrnwy Catchment
  • Swansea: Tidal Area at Crofty
  • Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan: Swansea Bay and the Gower coast
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