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Last Updated: Friday May 19 2006 13:01 GMT

Factory leak turns stream yellow


Red-faced drinks makers may be taken to court for not being green, after an accidental leak turned a river YELLOW!

About 8,000 litres of the brightly-coloured liquid that Sunny D is made from leaked into part of the River Parrett in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Green watchdogs say the company that makes Sunny D may have to go to court if the leak has damaged the river.

Tuesday's spill, which happened because there was a leak in an underground storage tank, has now been cleaned up.

The River Parrett in Somerset
The Environment Agency are also investigating reports of fish in distress after the pollution.

The liquid that turned the river yellow is usually mixed with a large amount of water to make the popular drink Sunny D, which used to be called Sunny Delight.



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