Thousand dead fish pulled from river

Posted in August 2009

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after raw sewage killed more than 1,000 fish in the River Crouch.
Staff from the Environment Agency spent part of last week trawling the waterway where it runs through Wickford Memorial Park, off Runwell Road, after receiving calls from shocked park users who had seen fish floating on the surface.

It appears sewage was leaked in to the system from Wickford High Street and flowed up to 2km along the river, right through the popular park

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