Posts Tagged ‘River Crane’

Update on River Crane

November 1, 2011

I have received the following this morning:

“Just to update you on the situation on the River Crane.

The source of the pollution has now stopped and the natural recovery of the water is beginning.  We have been monitoring the progress of the pollution.   The levels of oxygen and ammonia in the water show that the pollution is moving downstream and  is being replaced by fresh water.
We are returning to site today to continue to monitor the river and effect a clear up.  Our fisheries staff will  be working   with Thames Water to recover fish carcasses  and our ecology team will be assessing the ecological damage to the river.”

Major water pollution incident at River Crane

October 31, 2011

Here is a Press Release issued by the Environment Agency today:

Environment Agency officers will continue working today on a major sewage pollution incident which has left thousands of fish dead in West London.

An estimated 3000 fish are now dead in the River Crane, a tributary of the River Thames, after raw sewage began to discharge into the river on Saturday.  Environment Agency officers have been working round the clock to try and minimise any further environmental damage,   taking water samples and assessing the impact on fish.

A silver command has been established to bring the situation under control as quickly as possible.

Environment Agency Area Manager Julia Simpson said: “This is a major incident and it appears that thousands of fish have been killed. Environment Agency officers have been working around the clock to minimise any further impact this incident has on the environment. We will be overseeing the clean up and have launched a full investigation.

“We advise people to keep themselves and their pets out of the water until the incident is resolved.”

Walk from home to Clements Court

March 19, 2010

The alley at the side of 116 Lansbury Avenue is now looking much better and some panels have been erected:

The rear of Staines Road is not where I would like it to be but it is much better as compared when I first reported the problem and the Council has intervened as much as is legally (and fairly) possible:

Knocked over bollard outside 107 Staines Road:

Tagging on bin outside 119 Staines Road:

Tagging on barrier next to 59 Staines Road:

River Crane at Baber Bridge:

A few years onward, some of the panels are missing and this is where the litter is worst:

The following needs cutting back:

Will report the above tomorrow!