Oil pollution in the River Cole
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Swindon's River Cole polluted by old engine oil

The Environment Agency​ is cleaning up what they suspect is old engine oil in the River Cole in Swindon.

The source is thought to be a surface water drain which discharges into the river.

The agency is working with Thames Water to establish how and when the oil got into the drainage system, which serves a large industrial and residential area of Swindon.

  • 16 Mar 2017
  • From the section Bristol