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Oil found in River Coran

Spilled oil in the River Coran is causing concern after being noticed by the Environment Agency Wales.

A team of spill response experts have used spill control pads and booms to try to clean up the spill and stop the spill from spreading, but they are no closer to finding out the source of the spill.

The spill, near Laugharne Castle in Carmarthenshire, echoes of an incident on the same river about the same time last year. The Environment Agency have urged all homeowners in the district to check their heating oil tanks to check to see if any are leaking. The spill seems to be coming from the area around Frogmore and Gosport streets.

A spokesperson for the agency stated:

"We did not have any luck tracing the source of the oil last year and it could come from a similar source.

"We want people to check their tanks for any leaks, see if their oil levels have dropped quickly or if it seems they are using a lot more to get in touch with us.

"We can then arrange to come over and see how we can help stem the flow.

"It is not only the effect in the river that is of concern, replacing lost oil is an expensive business so keeping that loss to a minimum is important."

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