Update re Huddersfield Hotspot
We now have a more detailed account of the after effects of the awful Chemical fire,I posted on my last blog.
Samples from the River Colne are still being analysed,and efforts are being
focused on this now,as air quality "suggests"the impact on the atmosphere is minimal.Anglers have reported seeing lots of dead fish,as far as the town centre,which is a major blow.There was another chemical spillage 2 years ago,by another Company,which killed hundreds of fish,and they were fined
£4.500 after admitting liability.It is so sad,as for years theAngling club have worked so hard ,alongside the Environment Agency,to turn this river,into one of the best in the country,for trout and grayling.The Huddersfield narrow canal has also been closed,along with the Calder and Navigation,which is on the other side of Huddersfield,as pollution has spread along these systems,so they are working to prevent the input of water into the canal system.A very sad time,and apparently,it will take about 20 years to regenerate naturally.
Health and Safety Executive are still on the site of the fire,and expected to be there for several days yet.My cousin filmed the fire,along with lots of others,and is now on YouTube,and various other sites,so I have been having a look,and it was horrendous.I can’t believe that no one was hurt …which is the most important thing at the end of the day..
- 26 May, 2010
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