NRW urges residents in Llangennith to check their oil tanks

Oily sheen at the Diles Lake

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are asking people in Llangennith, Swansea to check the levels of their domestic oil tanks after a pollution incident at Diles Lake.

A report came in this morning of an oily sheen at the lake following last night’s flooding and is thought to have come from a stream that flows down from Rhosilli.

Jonathan Jones, Senior Environment Officer for NRW, said:

“Pollution incidents like this are the kind of thing we try to prevent whenever possible.

“We think this pollution could have come from a leak near Hillend or another nearby residential area so we’re asking anyone with a domestic oil tank to check for leaks or any unusual loss of oil.

“If you do identify a problem, please contact Natural Resources Wales via our 24-hour incident reporting service on 0300 065 3000.”

The incident at Diles Lake is thought to be relatively minor and officers are monitoring the situation.

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