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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 July 2006, 13:31 GMT 14:31 UK
Fish killed by mystery pollutants
Dead fish being removed from the water
People are being advised not to touch any dead fish in the Ribble
The Environment Agency is investigating the death of a number of fish in the River Ribble in Clitheroe.

The agency says an unknown substance has twice been dumped in the river over the last few days, affecting an area from Grindleton to Brungerley.

Although the organisation is working to contain the incident, a number of fish have already died.

People are being advised not to enter the river in the Clitheroe area for the next few days, nor touch any dead fish.




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