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Update on River Aire Effluent Problem

I was on the river at 6-30 this morning, as I was rather worried about the effluent getting into the river with all the extra rain over night. The river was up about three inches. The dam was holding. About 10-30 this morning two guys came and pumped off a lot of the effluent, in fact they filled the tanker. They then went off to empty the said tank and will return this afternoon to take even more effluent off. What was interesting, once they had pumped off a lot of the liquid the waste coming from the pipe went from black to grey then quite clear. I feel its important that we find the source and deal with the problem. I am going back again this afternoon, hopefully we can get rid of the sludge which will help greatly. Its been a long week but it has to be done

Martin James Fishing