Statement on River Tolka

Dublin City Council became aware of a pollution incident in the River Tolka early today, Tuesday 22nd July 2014.
Personnel from the council’s Drainage Services Division attended the scene to investigate the matter. They  confirmed a foam-like substance was in the river. Samples have been taken for analysis and investigations are on-going.
 
Dublin City Council successfully placed a boom wall barrier across the River Tolka at Griffith Park to prevent the foam spreading downstream.
There has been an extensive fish kill in the river, possibly as a result of the substance, and Dublin City Council is liaising with Inland Fisheries Ireland on this matter.
 
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Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170
 
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