This afternoon I received a call from SEPA informing me that there had been a pollution incident on the Glaisnock Water at Cumnock. An articulated lorry carrying glue had overturned and spilt it’s load which had run to the burn. I headed straight there expecting the worst but after a quick walk along the burn bank at Caponacre Industrial Estate, I didn’t see any fish either dead or dying. It may of course have been too early or the glue may not be toxic, but I will attempt to find out more detail in the morning. I’ve asked the bailiffs to keep an eye on the burn tomorrow and to let me know if fish appear to be in distress or dead once the water clears.

The pollution entering the Glaisnock as a result of an overturned lorry on the A76

The pollution entering the Glaisnock as a result of an overturned lorry on the A76

The culverts at the A76

The culverts at the A76

The pollution entered the burn immediately downstream of the A76 culverts and quickly mixed affecting the entire width of the burn. Once the turbidity settle out, there may be something to see but until then we can only keep our fingers crossed and hope the fish aren’t affected.

The Glaisnock downstream in Caponacre Industrial Estate

The Glaisnock downstream in Caponacre Industrial Estate

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2 Responses to Glaisnock Pollution at Cumnock

  1. Bill says:

    Stuart
    Stick with this one