Oil leak into River Bourne

There is currently another incident of oil pollution affecting the small stream through Hyder’s Forge and the Bourne downstream.  The Environment Agency have absorbants in place once again and regular checks and absorbant changing plans in place.  Once again they are experiencing problems with identifying the source.

Please check your oil tanks for leaks.

The Agency incident hotline number is 0800 807060, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The links below will take you to their guidance on domestic oil use and storage:



If any resident has concerns about fuel loss, it’s worth getting your tank and pipework pressure tested by a consultant to be sure of no leaks.

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