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Farmers warned of silage effluent pollution after two fish kills in 48hrs

July 27th, 2017 | by

Farmers have been warned to be vigilant when making silage and spreading slurry after two fish kills in the last 48 hours.

Making the warning, Dr Greg Forde of Inland Fisheries Ireland said on RTE Radio that agriculture is a factor in a ‘significant number’ of fish kills.

“In 2016, agriculture was identified as the source of eight fish kills.

“Silage effluent is 200 times more potent in water than human sewage If effluent gets into the water it uses up all the oxygen and fish are killed,” he said

Farm Ireland, 19/07/17: Farmers warned of silage effluent pollution after two fish kills in 48hrs

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