Oil tipped into Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

AN ESTIMATED two barrels of oil has been fly-tippped into the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Rishton causing pollution.

The oil was discovered by a dog walker at Church near Bridge 114 on the waterway, he reporting it to the Trust, Alan Tilbury tells us.

Installed a boom

CaRT stopped most of the oil dispersing along the waterway by installing a boom, and spent last Friday clearing it up.

It is not known who poured the oil into the canal, as there was no sign of any drainage into the waterway, so it was realised that it had been brought and tipped in, with little care for the environment.