Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Thousands of Dead Fish Found in Popular Lake

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Thousands of Dead Fish Found in Popular Lake

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Byline: Sonia Sharma Reporter sonia.sharma@ncjmedia.co.uk

AN investigation has been launched after thousands of fish were found dead in a Northumberland lake.

On Monday, it was reported by a member of the public that more than 3,000 fish, mainly roach, were dead at Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Country Park lake at Ashington.

The Environment Agency has carried out analysis of the fish and evidence suggests they may have been dead for up to two weeks.

They have also taken water samples from the lake which have been sent for analysis, with the results expected next week.

At this stage the cause of the problem is unknown.

The lake is owned by Northumberland County Council and they have been informed of the incident.

Graham Siddle, land and water team leader at the Environment Agency in the North East, said: "We're carrying out an investigation to find out why this has happened.

It would appear the fish have been dead for some time. …

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