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Wednesday, 30 August, 2000, 16:21 GMT 17:21 UK
Camp cleared of sheep dip fears
Sennybridge Army camp
Sennybridge is one of the country's biggest camps
Tests have revealed that tanks of water supplying a mid Wales army camp have not been contaminated by sheep dip.

The Sennybridge army camp in Powys was closed on Tuesday after the River Cilieni - from which it takes all its water supplies - was involved in a pollution incident.

The Ministry of Defence has been told that it can now use the water from the storage tanks but cannot draw new water in from the river until further tests by the Environment Agency gives the all clear to the water course itself.

Traces of sheep dip

More tests have been carried out to make sure the pollution has been cleared completely from the river.

With all civilian staff sent home, bottled water had been brought in for the remaining soldiers including cadets.

The Environment Agency had launched an investigation after dead insects were found in the Cilieni stream. They also discovered traces of sheep dip in the water.

The Environment Agency is still investigating the source of the pollution and is threatening prosecution.

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