An inquiry has been launched after an oil spill led to harmful materials flowing into a brook.
Absorbent pads have been installed in the brook in Hartington, Derbyshire, by the Environment Agency as a result of the leak at a nearby disused cheese factory, reports BBC News.
Manager of a local fishery Andrew Heath stated only time will tell how much damage has been done by the spill of the oil as it is currently too early to determine this.
"[The damage] will tell us what impact it has had," he said, while Cathelco, which owns the factory site, pledged to cooperate fully with the investigation at the site.
David Annatt, chairman of Hartington parish council, said: "The Dove is an amazing river and I can't believe it's been polluted in this way."
He added he hopes the Environment Agency - which is the body responsible for protecting and improving the environment of England and Wales - will ensure that proper recompense is found.
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