‘Huge icebergs of foam’: EA investigates mystery city centre river pollution

The Environment Agency (EA) is investigating what type of pollution has left a city centre river covered in a mystery white foam.

Part of the River Roch and a large stretch of the River Irwell between Salford and Manchester is blanketed in the unknown substance.

Residents suggested it looked like "leaking bubble bath" and expressed concerns for wildlife on the river.

EA officers are on site investigating and Salford City Council said it would "advise residents accordingly".

An EA spokesperson confirmed that its officers had been out on site yesterday “to investigate the pollution to find the source, stop the problem and understand how best to reduce any impacts on local communities and the environment”. 

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