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Dublin: 17°C Tuesday 19 October 2021

'Definite line of inquiry' being followed into source of Tolka pollution

A temporary barrier placed on the river to prevent the pollution spreading has been removed.

Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL is following a definite line of inquiry in their investigations into a significant pollution incident yesterday on the River Tolka.

Hundreds of fish were killed after a foam-like substance spread down the river from Finglas Road Bridge down as far as Griffith Park.

The full extent of the environmental impact of the incident is not yet known, but the fish kill is being described as “extensive”.

Testing of the substance is ongoing.

A barrier had been installed to prevent the contamination from spreading further down the waterway, but this has since been removed as it is no longer needed.

The council confirmed in a statement released this evening that a ‘definite line of inquiry is being followed’ in relation to the source of the pollutant.

Members of the public can report incidents illegal fishing and water pollution, and also the presence of invasive, on the Inland Fisheries Ireland confidential hotline, 1890 34 74 24 or 1890 FISH 24.

Background: Emergency response under way after “extensive fish kill” on the Tolka >

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