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Last Updated: Friday, 9 June 2006, 16:01 GMT 17:01 UK
150 fish killed in river incident
Trout
More than 150 trout were killed in the incident
More than 150 fish have been killed in a pollution incident in County Antrim.

One hundred and fifty-two adult and juvenile brown trout were killed along a half mile stretch of the Ballymoney river.

The pollution was caused by a pump failure at a Water Service pumping station at the Ballybrakes Road, the Department of Environment said.

It said the discharge has been stopped and work is being carried out to prevent more occurring.

Booms were placed across the river to prevent the pollution getting into the larger River Bann.

The incident happened at about 0900 BST on Friday and was reported by a member of the public to the DoE's pollution hotline.


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