EXPERTS say the River Tolka will bounce back “sooner rather than later” despite the deaths of thousands of fish killed by a mystery pollutant last week.

Local residents in Glasnevin reported a white, detergent-like foamy substance in the river on Monday, July 21, and hundreds of fish floating lifelessly on the water.

Initial investigations by Inland Fisheries Ireland indicated the fish kill extended from Finglas Road Bridge through Drumcondra and Glasnevin and continued for up to five kilometres downstream.

Dublin City Council successfully placed a boom wall barrier across the River Tolka at Griffith Park to prevent the foam spreading downstream.

Speaking on RTE’s Morning Ireland, Brian Beckett of Inland Fisheries Ireland confirmed that a discharge of contaminating material caused a significant and extensive fish kill of “several thousand fish.”…..

Dublin People 28/07/2014 Read the article ‘Tolka will bounce back