‘Unknown substance’ found in Suffolk river
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Action has been taken to stop any potential pollution from spreading after an “unknown substance” was found in a Suffolk river.
The Environment Agency was called to the River Lark in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday, January 15 after receiving reports of a pollutant in the water.
Following initial investigations, staff were unable to identify the source of the pollution - but have put an "absorbent boom" in place to prevent it from spreading.
The hydrophobic device absorbs pollutants in the water, while not taking in any of the river water.
A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: "We are working with Anglian Water to investigate an unknown substance in the River Lark, Bury St Edmunds.
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"We are not aware of any fish or wildlife in distress.
"Environment Agency officers will be carrying out an investigation into the cause."
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Those who spot any wildlife in distress should call the agency on 0800 807060.