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Teifi tributary slurry spill 'kills 600 young fish'

A trout (generic)
Many trout were among the dead fish, says the agency

An investigation is underway after more than 600 young salmon and trout were found dead in a stream feeding the River Teifi.

Environment Agency Wales said it believed the fish were killed by a slurry spill affecting a 3km (1.8 mile) stretch of the Afon Cych tributary.

The spillage, reported on Wednesday, extends from Cwmorgan to Cwmcych on the Pembrokeshire/Carmarthenshire border.

The source of the slurry has been traced and stopped, said the agency.

Since the incident was reported, agency officers have been on site collecting water samples and assessing the impact on the fish population and other wildlife in the river.

The agency said it believed the fish died after being deprived of oxygen because of the spillage.

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