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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Fish and cattle killed in farm slurry accident

HUNDREDS of fish were killed and two cattle had to be put down after farm slurry accidentally spilled into a tributary of the Ballyline river in Co Kerry.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) said its officers found that one side of a slurry pit wall had collapsed, resulting in the spill.

The slurry went into a tributary of the Ballyline River, which flows into the Shannon Estuary at Ballylongford Bay.

IFI said the farmer had immediately reported the accident.

The situation was monitored over the weekend and a full check of the stream was carried out as the water cleared yesterday.

IFI said 150 brown trout and hundreds of stickleback were killed in the incident.

Two injured cattle had to be put down.

Irish Independent

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