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    Default Re: Another slurry pollution - Clwyd.

    There was a piece on the BBC Wales News tonight on pollution incidents involving ADs but I missed some of it because I was watching Wales v Tonga on S4C.
    “There is no more lovely country than Monmouthshire in early spring. Nowhere do the larks sing quite so passionately, as if somehow inspired by the Welsh themselves. There is a blackbird on every thorn and a cock chaffinch, a twink as they call him there, on every bush...... It moved me profoundly. I had been spared to see another spring, and I thank God for it.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewinbasher View Post
    There was a piece on the BBC Wales News tonight on pollution incidents involving ADs but I missed some of it because I was watching Wales v Tonga on S4C.
    It's on VCAC FB page.

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    Default Re: Another slurry pollution - Clwyd.

    Had emails back from elected representatives (MP and AM) this morning. Meeting's to be held next week with NRW. Will update with any news in due course.

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    Default Re: Another slurry pollution - Clwyd.

    Hello,
    Any new informations about river Clwyd? I will be at Ruthin for the next 2 days. Does it worth to try catch a trout near the town? Where can I buy a day ticket? Thank you.

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    Default Re: Another slurry pollution - Clwyd.

    Yet another dreadful incident! However, NRW are "monitoring the situation". I'm sure that once-upon-a-time polluters were actually prosecuted for such crimes!! Link:- Afon Marlais slurry pollution kills 1,000 fish - BBC News
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    Default Re: Another slurry pollution - Clwyd.

    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1 View Post
    Yet another dreadful incident! However, NRW are "monitoring the situation". I'm sure that once-upon-a-time polluters were actually prosecuted for such crimes!! Link:- Afon Marlais slurry pollution kills 1,000 fish - BBC News
    It is enough to make you weep.

    The last line from the link speaks volumes. Although it is not directly attributed to NRW it has the ring of NRW (and EA) carpet brushing - "It is anticipated there will be no further pollution from this source." Or in other words "there there never mind it won't happen again, move on, don't make a fuss, it will all soon recover." It really gives the feeling that nobody in the management of these organisations really cares (because they don't).
    Maxima (or Drennan Sub Surface Green) forever

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    I can't believe these incidents are allowed to continue, it's such a regular occurrence it's become the norm.

    The Welsh Government has been absolutely useless in regulating dairy farmers, slurry lagoons should be constructed or upgraded to fail-safe designs regardless of the cost. We have a nation run by farmers for farmers and the environment is beginning to show how that's completely unsustainable. In these conditions the fish wouldn't have stood a chance, presumably the farm was saving the slurry so it could be spread on the river bank before heavy rain and the sheer volume broke the bund...
    Musha rig um du rum da

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    Default Re: Another slurry pollution - Clwyd.

    That was just 1 agricultural property, how many others are ticking time-bombs at present due to this prolonged dry period? Heaven forbid such another catastrophe happens in the foreseeable future. NRW/WAG don't need reminding, many emails have been sent to AM's etc to pressure them into dealing with the damaging effect this is creating within this environment.


    Edit: It would seem that, us as anglers, are more concerned about what state of environment we would like to pass on to our grandchildren & great grandchildren. This current Assembly & NRW just don't give a toss! Especially as that they have now admitted only a 3rd of plastic is recycled & the rest is sent to landfill sites!
    Last edited by taffy1; 04-08-2018 at 10:56 PM.
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