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River pollution in Wellesbourne remains a mystery after four weeks





The smell of petrol polluting the River Dene is said to be “overwhelming” one month on from when it was first reported that the water was contaminated.

Efforts have been made to block the pollution going further down river. Photo: Mark Williamson. (58995983)
Efforts have been made to block the pollution going further down river. Photo: Mark Williamson. (58995983)

Last Wednesday (24th August) the Environment Agency confirmed that an oil-type substance had been detected in the water, and barriers were erected in an attempt to contain the spillage.

Residents slammed the ongoing leak into the river an “environmental disaster”.



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