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Johanna Carr

BBC News Online

Thousands of fish have died in the River Mole near South Molton following a pollution incident.

Environment Agency officers are investigating what they describe as a "significant" number of dead fish over approximately 3km of the river.

Paul Gainey from the agency said: "We have been collecting and counting dead fish and taking water samples for testing and analysis, and conducting a live fish survey to assess the longer term impact to the river."

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