Slurry pollution incident in Wales - River Honddu

Friday, 7th April 2017

Another significant pollution incident in Wales, this time on the River Honddu – a tributary of the River Monnow. The pollution was caused by a failed slurry lagoon. This is the latest in a series of slurry related pollution incidents in Wales, including one on the Teifi in December that impacted 6 miles of river.

This is from the BBC News website:

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said the incident, near Abergavenny, is likely to have a "serious effect" on some rivers in south east Wales.

A "significant discharge" from the lagoon, which contained up to 450,000 litres (99,000 gallons) of slurry, went into a tributary of the River Honddu.

NRW officers are also assessing the impact on the River Monnow and River Wye.

Caroline Drayton, a team leader for NRW, said on Tuesday: "Protecting nature in Wales is our biggest priority and we have been carrying out pollution-prevention works to minimise the impact of this incident since this morning."

NRW is working closely with the Environment Agency in England to monitor the situation.

Click here to read the Wye and Usk Foundation’s newsletter and response to this incident