100 eels found dead in south Wales stream

Credit: Natural Resources Wales

Dozens of fish have been killed by pollution in a river in south east Wales.

Natural Resources Wales officers are investigating after receiving a report relating to a stream running through Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan.

About 100 dead eels and some brown trout have been killed following reports the water was running a 'milky colour'.

Keeping our rivers healthy for people to use and enjoy is so important to our wellbeing and our economy. So it’s important to deal with pollution as quickly as possible.

Our officers are working today to try and identify the source of the pollution and are assessing any further impact on the river.

If we find the source we will make sure no further pollution is happening and will take enforcement action against those responsible if appropriate.

– Chris Rees, Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales say anyone who sees pollution, dead fish or fish in distress can report it on 03000 65 3000.