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 Sunday, 29 December, 2002, 10:25 GMT
Ice cream spill is licked
Ice cream cones
The ice cream did not contaminate local water supplies
Thousands of litres of ice cream have been mopped up after a major leak at a storage site in Devon.

Fire crews and Environment Agency officers were called to the premises of Richmond Frozen Confectionary near Ivybridge on Saturday.

About 10,000 litres of ice cream had spilled from a storage tank.

It had been feared that some of the ice cream might run into nearby watercourses.

Firefighters blocked off drains after the spill was discovered.

Environment Agency staff then came in to establish the extent of the threat of pollution to local water supplies.

However, the Agency said most of the ice cream was contained on site at Lee Mill and the only other traces found in the area were at a local sewage works.


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